Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at the First United Methodist Church in Algona with Reverend Cynthia Finn officiating. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at Oakcrest Funeral Services in Algona. Inurnment will be held at a later date.
Arnie Lee Meyer was born February 12, 1941, in Algona, Iowa, the son of John and Helen (Boekelman) Meyer. He was raised on a farm near Wesley and attended country school and later graduated from the Britt High School in 1958. After his schooling he began working for the Iowa Department of Transportation.
On August 31, 1963, Arnie was united in marriage to Sharon Scott at the First United Methodist Church in Algona. Following their marriage they lived in Algona where they raised their family. Arnie continued working for the Iowa DOT being stationed out of the Ames headquarters. He worked for the DOT for a total of 46 years, serving in numerous capacities, his latest as a supervisor in soil design.
Arnie was an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, sitting around the campfire, gardening and woodworking. He was also an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan and enjoyed going to coffee in the mornings.
Arnie died Sunday, March 10, 2019, at the Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona. He was 78.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon of Algona; daughters, Julie (Greg) Starbeck of Cedar Falls; Jennifer (Doug) Larsen of Farmington, MN; grandchildren, Megan (Mathew) Lumetta; Morgan and Mattie Starbeck; Emily and Eli Larsen; great-grandchildren, Vincent, Jaxon, Andrew and Theodore Lumetta. Also surviving are siblings, Elaine Eckhoff of Britt; Luella (Robert) Lappe of Lake Mills; Shelly (Claude) Bilsborough of Titonka and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Gladys (Joe) Herman; brother-in-law, James Eckhoff; niece, Janelle Cook and nephew, Steve Herman.
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We will be thinking about you and your family in this time of loss. Will always remember our camping days. Take care and support each other. Kenny & Darlene Thilges
So sorry to hear about Arnie. He was one of kind. So many great memories growing up with him. Hugs to your family.
Berniece Smith Seiler
Sharon and family, Larry & I want to extend our deepest sympathy and heartfelt thoughts & prayers to each of you at this most difficult time. Arnie was such a sweet guy and will be greatly missed. Sharon, you and Arnie were just wonderful neighbors to my mom before she passed away & then to Elsie when she moved to the "little house!" Lots of great memories!! We always enjoyed our chats when we'd run into you guys out & about! It is very evident from all the shared photos that you all have so very many fond memories that will keep Arnie forever in your hearts. God bless you all! ~Larry & Cindy Vaske
Arnie was a wonderful man and great friend of our family. He will be greatly missed in the Algona community. Our thoughts and prayers are with Sharon, Julie, Jennifer and families at this very difficult time. May Arnie Rest In Peace.
Diane & Mike Ballard
Sharon and Family! Deepest Sympathy with the loss of Arnie! So many great memories with the both of you in the neighborhood. I will truly miss the nice talks Arnie and I always had.
Deepest Sympathy! Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers!! Love You!! Randy and Lori Sewick
Jennifer and Doug so sorry for your loss. Sue and I are there for you if you ever need anything. Thoughts and prayers to both of you.
I don't have alot of brother-in-laws so it goes without saying, Arn was a great brother-in-law. We had some great times together, at Julie's farm, at the house in Algona and at the lake. You will be missed my friend, may you rest in peace and have a shot of Julie's special winter drink for me.
Not going to be the same for morning coffee at Miller's. Have enjoyed our coin collecting talks an laughs with all the guys. Will miss you big guy!!
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