Robert R. Meyer, age 83, of Edgerton, Ohio, died at 3:45 P.M. on Friday, August 9, 2013, in his home after an extended illness. Mr. Meyer was a 1948 graduate of Edgerton High School and served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. In the early 1960s he operated Meyer Foodland in Edgerton and from 1965-1980 operated the Meyer Standard Oil Station in Butler, Indiana. He and his wife then operated Meyer Furniture in Butler for fifteen years until their retirement in 1994. While in business he was active in the Butler Retail Merchants Association and the Butler Chamber of Commerce, was a charter member of the Butler Lions Club and was a member of the Butler American Legion. He served two terms on the Edgerton Village Council and in retirement volunteered at the Edgerton Senior Center, transporting senior citizens, and was a member of the Friends of the Edgerton Library Board.
Robert R. Meyer was born on January 17, 1930, in Edgerton, the son of Leonard H. and Goldie E. (Blaisdell) Meyer. He married Maxine R. Zerkle on November 28, 1952, in Angola, Indiana, and she survives.
Survivors also include one son, Douglas (Ruth) Meyer, of West Unity, Ohio; two daughters, Denise (Gary) Whonsetler, of Huntertown, Indiana, and Donna (Joe McGill) Meyer, of Edgerton; six grandchildren, Aaron (Brittany) Brannan, Steve (Stacey) Stratton, Suzanne (Matt) Borton, Nathan Meyer, Adam Meyer, Amanda Meyer, Jerica McGill and Leslie Whonsetler; and four great-grandchildren, Nolan Stratton, Gavin Stratton, Zaine Borton and Liam Brannan. He was preceded in death by two brothers, L. Kenneth and Darrell Meyer, one sister, Theresa Zentz, and two infant sisters.
Visitation will be held on Monday, August 12, 2013, from 6:00-8:00 P.M. in the Krill Funeral Home, Edgerton. Services will be held on Tuesday, August 13, 2013, at 11:00 A.M. in the Krill Funeral Home, Edgerton, with Pastor Steve Wilmot officiating, with visitation for one hour prior to the service, beginning at 10:00 A.M. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Edgerton.
Memorials are requested to the Williams or DeKalb County Humane Society, Edgerton United Methodist Church or to Life Changing Realities Fellowship.