Oliver E. Meyer, 82, of Granite City, passed away at 12:48 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.
He was born Jan. 16, 1932, in Granite City, a son of the late Arnold and Mildred (Vassel) Meyer.
He married Billie M. (Robinson) Meyer on Sept. 14, 1956, and she survives.
Oliver was a proud farmer throughout his lifetime at the Meyer Farm, which was established in 1920. He was a dedicated and faithful member of St. John United Church of Christ in Granite City and was a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals. He will be remembered for the love of farming and the special times shared with his family and friends.
In addition to his beloved wife of 58 years, he is survived by five children and their spouses, Cindy and Mike Western of Foley, Mo., Gary and Tara Meyer of Maryville, Robert and Terri Meyer of Granite City, Donna and Ed O’Gara of Granite City and Patty and Chris Huskamp of Granite City; 11 grandchildren and their spouses, Greg and Katie Meyer, Mandy Johnson, Kelly Meyer, Kyle Oliver and Thea Meyer, Neil and Maggie Meyer, Cory Meyer, Mallory O’Gara, Brett Huskamp, Connor O’Gara, Kayla Huskamp and Nicholas Huskamp; five great-grandchildren, Kobey Meyer Ronk, Oliver J. Meyer, Rowan Meyer, Violet Meyer and Woodrow Meyer; sister-in-law, Sandy Meyer Hilker of Edwardsville; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Susie and Steve Whiteside of Granite City; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Joe and Becky Robinson of Collinsville; many nieces and nephews; other extended family and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Robert Terry Meyer; and two brothers and a sister-in-law, Norbert and Glenna Meyer and Lynn Meyer.
In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City, on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Visitation will continue at St. John United Church of Christ, 2901 Nameoki Road in Granite City, on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, from noon until time of funeral service at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Karla Frost officiating. Burial will be at Valhalla Gardens of Memory in Belleville. Memorials may be made to St. John United of Church and may be accepted at the funeral home. www.irwinchapel.com