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Harold K. Meyer

Harold K. Meyer, 97, Baileyville, went home to be with Lord on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 in his home.  Harold was born on Aug. 11, 1915 in Baileyville, the son of Henry and Carrie (Oltmanns) Meyer.

Harold married Alice Dikkers on Feb. 21, 1940 in Freeport.  She died on Aug. 25, 1985.

Harold was a lifelong farmer in both Ogle and Stephenson County.

He was a member of Baileyville Reformed Church and later Community Reformed Church in Freeport.  He enjoyed walking his fields, traveling and was a member of the Gideons for more than 40 years.  Surviving are two sons, Robert (Sue) Meyer, Pearl City and Jerrold Meyer, Baileyville; two daughters, Carol (Larry) Coy, Freeport, and Judi Kemper, Glendale, Ariz.; daughter in-law, Carla Meyer, Baileyville; nine grandchildren, Scott Meyer, Denise (Kevin) Swanson, Carl (Angie) Meyer, Randall (Vanessa) Meyer, Karen Peters, Kimberly Midthun, Elizabeth (Sam) Boateng, Rebecca Boateng-Sampong and Michael (Michelle) Kemper; and nine great-grandchildren.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents; wife; his son, Dennis Meyer; infant daughter, Karen; and one sister, Minnie Wubbena.

Funeral services were Jan. 7 at Community Reformed Church, Freeport, with Rev. Herb Bollman officiating.

Burial was at Silver Creek Reformed Cemetery, German Valley.

Arrangements were completed by Burke Tubbs Funeral Home, Freeport. 
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established for Community Reformed Church.

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