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Jack L. Meyers

Jul 27, 2017
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Services:

10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Hammond Avenue Brethren Church, 1604 Hammond Ave., Waterloo

Visitation:

From 2:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at Locke Funeral Home with the family present from 4:00 to 8:00, and also for an hour before services at the church.

Cemetery:

Orange Township Cemetery

Memorials:

In lieu of flowers memorials to the family for a fund to be established.

Biography

Jack L. Meyers, 69, of La Porte City, Iowa, died Thursday, July 27, 2017 at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics from Blastomycosis.

 

Jack was born October 25, 1947 in Waterloo, Iowa, the son of Bud and Berneice Gulick Meyers. He graduated from Waterloo East High School in 1966; attended UNI for 3 years until he was drafted into the United States Army during the Vietnam War.

 

Jack married Roberta "Bert" Creedon on May 17, 1969, at Hammond Avenue Brethren Church while on leave after boot camp.  Jack and the Meyers family have owned and operated Meyers Nursery for 3 generations.

 

Jack was a member of Hammond Avenue Brethren Church. He was a Certified Nurseryman from the Iowa Nursery and Landscape Association, and a Lifetime Member of the Black Hawk Archers. Jack was a quality man.  He was a devoted follower of Christ and taught Sunday School for many years at the church. He was a great family guy. Jack was very mechanical and definitely a hard worker. He was an all-around outdoorsman. His only fault may have been his spelling. 

 

Jack is survived by his wife Bert of La Porte City; his three children and seven grandchildren: daughter Kerrie Michael, her husband Stephen of La Porte City, and their children Hannah, Sarah, and Mia; son Roy Meyers and his wife Marisa of Cedar Falls; and daughter Joanna Grote and her husband Jacob of Bismarck, North Dakota, and their children Olivia, Reagan, Jack, and Charlie. He is also survived by his mother Berneice of Waterloo and two sisters: Peggy Grutz and her husband Tom of La Porte City and Linda Lindner and her husband Mike of Dunkerton.

 

Jack is preceded in death by his father.

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  1. Judy Thorson | Aug 01, 2017

    Our deepest sympathy to Meyers Family and all of his friends and associates at Meyers nursery. Jack was always so helpful to us when we called or stopped in, whether it was about trees or how much mulch we needed. He will be missed by so very many and this is a loss for our community as well. 

    All of you are in our thoughts and prayers, Eric and Judy Thorson

  2. Carrie Tresemer | Jul 31, 2017
    My deepest condolences to the family and staff at Meyers Nursery.  Our industry definitely lost a great man with Jacks passing.  May you all find comfort in the memories you have, God Bless. 
  3. Linda and Wayne Boots | Jul 31, 2017
    We are saddened and very sorry for your loss.  Over the years Jack always provided knowledge and made any project we had beautiful.  He will be missed by so many.  He always knew the answer and always came through. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
  4. Kent & Carol Charley | Jul 31, 2017
    When someone we love so dearly goes home to be with the Lord, we know they're in a better place ~ Remembering you in our thoughts and prayers.
  5. Raechel Sittig-Esser | Jul 30, 2017
    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and his extended family and friends. 
  6. Scott Zimple | Jul 30, 2017

    Sorry for your loss. I knew Jack from his visits to Fosters. He was a great man and it was a pleasure knowing him.

    Scott Zimple (Former Operation Manager at Foster Wholesale)

  7. Rhonda Schilling | Jul 30, 2017
    I am so sorry for your loss, and keeping you and your family in my prayers at this difficult time. Jack was such a wonderful person, and he will be missed by so many people. He was such a wonderful person; always had a smile, and we loved working with him.
  8. Rhonda Schilling | Jul 30, 2017
    I am so sorry for your loss! Praying for you and your family during this difficult time. Jack was such a wonderful person..always had a smile, and we always enjoyed working with him. 
  9. Ron and Deb Anderson | Jul 30, 2017
    Ron and I are so shocked and sadden by Jack's passing. We enjoyed working with him over the years and we will be continually reminded of him as we look around our property at the beauty he helped to create. You are in our thoughts andY prayers during this difficult time. 
  10. Annd Michael | Jul 30, 2017
    I'm sorry for your loss.  I hope that in time all the wonderful memories can help to lessen the grief.
  11. Hollie | Jul 29, 2017
    Jack had such an impact on so many lives. God must have had a pretty important job to be covered to have Jack take it on. He will be greatly missed. Until we meet again. Sending prayers 
  12. Marcia Baker | Jul 29, 2017
    So very sorry for your loss. I guess I have known Jack and Bert  and the Creedon and Meyers families for most of my life. They have been true friends offering me a place to live when I needed. I have been truly blessed to have them in my life. Jack was a wonderful guy who will be greatly missed.
  13. Ron & Norma Waters | Jul 29, 2017
    Continuing to pray for you all in your time of loss. I loved Jack so much as a man of God, a family man, and a leader in our church. Heaven is blessed, but we'll all feel his loss till we are joined with him and with Jesus in glory.

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