Floyd Myer

Floyd Myer, 94, of Marathon, died on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at Pleasant View Home in Albert City.

Funeral services were held Sunday, June 11, at Evangelical Covenant Church in Albert City. Burial was in Poland Township Cemetery in Marathon. Sliefert Funeral Home in Albert City was in charge of arrangements.

Floyd Myer, the son of George Herbert and Margaret (Heilman) Myer, was born in Wallace Township, Ill. on Oct. 13, 1922. He lived his youth in Wallace Township and was homeschooled by his parents. At the age of 21, Floyd made the life-changing decision to give his heart and life to Jesus, and felt honored to serve as a counselor at Raccoon River Bible Camp near Scranton.

On May 3, 1950, Floyd was united in marriage to Ruth E. Pischel at Pleasant Ridge Friends Church near Glidden and this marriage was blessed with three daughters: Ruth Evelyn (Evie), Esther Joyce and Ellen Marie. Following their marriage, Floyd and Ruth farmed near Emmetsburg for two years before moving to Utica, Ill., where they were engaged in farming for eight years. In January 1960, they moved to the Myer family farm near Marathon, but from 1958 until 1960, Floyd farmed that ground traveling back and forth between Illinois and Iowa. One of the most treasured and shared memories is of Floyd driving his John Deere self-propelled combine from Illinois to Iowa.  Floyd resided on that farm until the death of his wife, Ruth, in 2011, at which time he moved to Country Side Living in Albert City.  Even though he lived in Albert City, Floyd still made daily trips to the farm which was still a very important part of his life.

Floyd’s faith was an integral part of his life.  He and his family worshiped at Marathon Evangelical Free Church, where he served as chairman of the church board, trustee and Sunday School teacher, until it closed. They then attended Albert City Evangelical Free Church. Floyd and Ruth then became active members of Evangelical Covenant Church in Albert City where he served in many capacities. Floyd was also actively involved with Twin Lakes Bible Camp near Manson, overseeing many special projects. From its inception, Floyd enjoyed being a part of Albert City Thresherman’s. For many years, he mowed the grounds and also drove the gas tractor for their annual celebration. 

Floyd was very gifted as a “fix-it” man and “jack of all trades.”  He enjoyed attending auctions, fishing, hunting and teaching his grandchildren how to clean their game. Floyd loved traveling with Ruth, especially their trips to Alaska and Texas and wherever his children lived. He loved his family very much and cherished the time and memories he could create and share with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Floyd’s mind worked more quickly than he could relate his thought to those he was visiting with. Floyd will be remembered as a man who had the gift of witnessing and sharing his faith in Christ to those he came in contact with.

Floyd’s life will always be honored and cherished by his family which include his daughters: Evelyn (Evie) and Greg White of Jefferson City, Mo.; Esther and Dan Mullen of Fonda; and Ellen and Roger Buehler of Odebolt; grandchildren: Jorgen (Amanda),  Bjorn (Britney), Adam, Bradley (Simmie), Abby (Jordan), Barry, Josiah and John; two brothers, Maynard of Marseilles, Ill. and Dale of Ottawa, Ill.; two sisters, Mildred (Millie) King   and Mae Thompson, both of Florida; other extended family and many lifelong friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ruth, on Aug. 1, 2011; five brothers, including his twin brother, Lloyd; and one sister.