Floyd “Flip” Meyer, 88 , of Washington, passed away on April 22, 2023. Flip, son of the late Clarence Meyer and Amanda nee Hackmann, was born on February 19, 1935 in St. Louis. He received his education from St. Francis Borgia High School. On September 19, 1958, he was united in marriage to Diane Alferman at St. Gertrude’s Church in Krakow. Mr. Meyer served his country honorably as a member of the United States Army.
Flip was a hard worker, working in the potato chip business for decades. He also worked many years for the Knights of Columbus and spent a lot of his time volunteering for them. The Knights of Columbus ballfield was his passion. For 27 years, he marked the ballfield and cut the grass. In 2022, the ballpark was named after him, Floyd “Flip” Meyer field.
Floyd also enjoyed gardening and making birdhouses, but no one will forget his beer and wine making. He was an honest man, and would always tell you what he thought. Flip always took great care of his family, making sure tires had air in them, a good flashlight, checking on faucets so they did not freeze, feeding everyone, and making sure you had a beer in your hand. His wife Diane was his sugar babe for 65 years.
Mr. Meyer was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Leanne Baer; siblings, Richard Meyer and Dorothy Kleekamp, and brother-in-law, Jerry Alferman.
Among his survivors are his wife, Diane Meyer of Washington; five children, Tim Meyer and wife Barb of Washington, Allen Meyer of Campbellton, Mark Meyer and wife Denise of Washington, Tom Meyer and wife Joette of Washington, and Keli Rohlfing of Washington; brother, Donnie Meyer and wife Brenda of Washington; brothers and sisters-in-law, Elmer Kleekamp and wife Betty, Herbie Alferman and wife Donna, Carolee Gildehaus and husband Harold, Tom Alferman and wife Debbie, Mary Lou Epple and husband Tom, Rosie Heidmann and husband Jim, Robin Monzyk and husband Mark, Rick Alferman and wife Donna, and Fritzie Alferman; seventeen grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, other relatives, and many friends.
A visitation will be held on Friday, April 28, 2023, from 4-7 p.m. at Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, 2023 at St. Francis Borgia Church. Interment with full military honors will be at the St. Francis Borgia Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the Franklin County Honor Flight or the American Heart Association.
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