Funeral Services were held on Jan. 4, 2012, at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Winnebago. Burial followed in Riverside Cemetery in Winnebago.
Spencer-Owen Funeral Home in Winnebago assisted the family with the arrangements.
Sylvan was born Sept. 9, 1929, in rural Welcome, the son of Lorenz and Wilma (Heuer) Meyer. He was confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Welcome in 1942. He attended Fairmont High School and entered the U.S. Army in 1952. Following his honorable discharge from the service in 1954, he returned to Winnebago where he was married to Marian A. Jahnke on Aug. 3, 1957, at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior. Sylvan moved to his Winnebago area farm in 1959 was a farmer and trucker most of his life. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching sports on TV, gardening, old time country western music and playing cards with the local card club.
Sylvan is survived by his wife, Marian Meyer, of Winnebago; son, Doug Meyer, of Winnebago; daughters, Tammy (Terry) Widmann, of Brooklyn Park, and Karen (Mike) Lloyd, of Winnebago; brother, Gary (Maxine) Meyer, of Finlayson; sister, Arleen (Darold) Vanderford, of Fairmont; grandson, Stewart Meyer; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Ronald Meyer.
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