Orlando Meyer

Orlando “Lindy” P. Meyer, 93, of Lamberton, died  June 11, 2019, at Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm.

Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at Zion Lutheran Church in Springfield. Pastor Dan Larsen officiated at the service. Interment was in Zion Lutheran Cemetery.

Orlando “Lindy” Paul Meyer was born on Dec. 1, 1925, in Moltke Township,  Sibley County, son of Paul W. and Rebecca (Melhop) Meyer. He attended St. Peter’s School in Moltke Township, near Gibbon.  He was drafted and served in the US Navy until the end of WWII. Following five years of working on wheat and cattle ranches in Montana, he moved back
to Minnesota and married Eleanor Wojahn on June 25, 1955, in Windom.

The couple made their home in Sleepy Eye, moved to Montevideo for a short time before moving to Clarkfield for a few years. They then bought a farm near Sanborn where they lived for many years, raising their children. He drove steel roller for McLaughlin & Schultz for many years. He retired from
both road construction and farming in 1988. Orlando and Eleanor moved to Lamberton in 2005.  Orlando enjoyed fishing, hunting, quick conversation, drinking coffee, spending time with friends and family, playing cards and in post-retirement he enjoyed gardening

Survivors include his children: Gary (Lori) Meyer of Montevideo, Glen Meyer of St. Paul and Julie Meyer and partner Bennett Parsons of Minneapolis. His grandchildren are Drew Meyer and partner Rachael Barker of Bloomington,
Preston Meyer of Nicollet and step-grandson Brandon (Bea) Cobb of Montevideo. Also surviving are sisters, Marilyn Kiecker of Fairfax and Yvonne (Virgil) Swanson of Madison; and in-laws, Gloria Meyer of New Ulm, Vera Meyer of
Hutchinson, Melvin (Romelle) Wojahn of Windom, JoAnn Wojahn of Little Canada, Orville (Janice) Wojahn of Windom, Carolyn (Wes) Strausser of Welcome; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor (2006);  parents, Rebecca and Paul; siblings, Eleanora (Joe Hinz and Bob) Johnson, Melvin (Marvel) Meyer, Raymond (Evelyn) Meyer, Minnie (Reuben) Fenske, Harold (Gladys) Meyer, Warren (Ruth and Lucille) Meyer, Don Kiecker, Roger Meyer, Ernest Wojahn, Robert (Sheri) Wojahn, and Wilbur (Sandy) Wojahn.

Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield was entrusted with funeral arrangements. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.

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