Charles A. Meyer
age 84, of Butternut, died on Friday July 6, 2012 at Park Manor Nursing Home in Park Falls. He was born on May 6, 1928 in Butternut, the son of Charles and Emma (Meier) Meyer. His early life and schooling were in Butternut. Charles worked on the family farm for most of his life. He learned auto mechanic skills while working for Vincent's Ford and then worked for Hines Lumber Company for a short time and was a member of the County Road Crew building parts of Highway 13 and then for Fritz Hoffman where he learned his carpentry and masonry skills. He worked for the Flambeau Paper Mill for 32 years, starting in the wood room and then the last 15 or more years as the knife grinder. He sold the cows and sheep and retired from farming in 1988. On October 25, 1952 he married Fern Cuddeback at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Park Falls. Charlie was a member of the Knights of Columbus and was an organizer and steward of the union at the paper mill. Charlie enjoyed driving, traveling the country, sight seeing, and visiting with people. The first twenty four years of travels with his family were in a school bus that he converted into a camper. After retiring, Charlie and Fern spent some winter months in warmer states as part of their travels. He enjoyed fishing, especially in Canada. Charlie was always willing to help anyone in need and made lifelong friends of those he helped over the years. He will be sadly missed.
He is survived by:
his wife Fern of Butternut
Denny (Tina) Meyer of Bloomington, MN
Theresa Meyer of Butternut
Brian (Angela) Meyer of St. Cloud, MN
Kevin (Bryanna) Meyer of Shakopee, MN
Eric (April) Meyer of Minneapolis, MN
Lisa (Bill) Rossini of Rochester, MN
(7)great-grandchildren: MaKenna, Caleb, Ava, & Carter and Hannah, Max, & Sebastian
and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his foster sister Esther Hoffman.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday July 14, 2012 at 11:30am from Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Butternut. Fr. Dean Buttrick will officiate.
A visitation will be held on Friday at the church from 6:00pm until 8:00pm with a Rosary offered at 7:30pm and on Saturday from 10:30am until the hour of the Mass at the church.
Interment will take place at St. Cecelia Catholic Cemetery at a later date.
The Novitzke Funeral Home is assisting the family.