Herbert F. Meyer, age 93, of Marathon, passed away on January 1, 2022, at Care Partners, Weston, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services.
He was born in Sparta on August 7, 1928, son of the late William and Martha (Haydam) Meyer. On May 30, 1959, he married Beverly Bonkoski at St. Mary’s Parish, Marathon. She survives. Herbert served his country in the US Army. He worked as a display builder, retiring from Menzer Lumber in 2009. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, gardening, puzzles, and going on long rides. He was an avid reader who especially loved reading Louis La’Amour books and National Geographic magazines.
Survivors include his wife, Beverly of Marathon; children, Maxine (Jim) Abt of Ringle, Bernie Meyer of MN, Connie (Greg) Allers- Meyer and Leann (Terry) Lemmer of Kronenwetter; 6 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; siblings, Stanley (Jonie) Meyer of Hilbert, Jim Meyer of Reedsburg, Eugene (Janet) Meyer of Berlin, and David Meyer of Kaukauna; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Joe, and sister, Beverly.
Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, January 6, 2022, at St. Mary Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, 712 Market St., Marathon. Rev. Msgr. Joseph Diermeier will officiate. Burial will be in the Parish cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9:30 A.M. until the time of service on Thursday at the church. Helke Funeral Home, Wausau is assisting the family with arrangements.
The family requests that all who attend wear face masks.
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