Rev. Rollie J. Meyer (67) of Surprise, Arizona, formerly of Louisville

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Published on July 1 2013 2:56 pm

Rev. Rollie J. Meyer, 67, of Surprise, Arizona, formerly of Louisville died at 8:29pm Monday, June 24, 2013 at Banner Del Webb Medical Center in Sun City, Arizona.

Funeral services will be Saturday, July 6, at 3:30pm at St. John's Lutheran Church on the Effingham-Clay County line with burial in St. John's Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4 to 7pm Friday at the church.  Memorials to St. John's Lutheran Church.  J.W. Neal Funeral Home in Louisville is assisting with the arrangements.

He was born November 27, 1945 in Rock Island, the son of Harold E. and Yolanda (Crouch) Meyer.  He married Judith A. Willfong on July 2, 1966 in Rock Island.  He served in the US Army from April 1966 until his honorable discharge as a First Lieutenant in May of 1969.  While living in Rock Island, he was a journeyman wireman for IBEW Local #145.  In 1985, he graduated from Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne, Indiana and was ordained as a minister of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod on November 16, 1986.  He served St. Paul Lutheran Church, Jackson, Missouri from 1986 to 1989, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Charleston, Illinois, from 1989 to 1992, and St. John's Lutheran Church, Louisville, from 1992 until his retirement in December 2010.

Survivors include his wife, Judith Meyer of Surprise, Arizona...his son, Rollie J. Meyer, Jr. of Mesa, Arizona...daughters, Julie Kerans of Florissant, Missouri, and Marlena Meyer of Surprise, Arizona...brother, Harold Meyer and wife Jacque of Carmichael, California...sister, Ellen Campbell and husband Doug of Rock Island...four grandchildren, Cory Meyer, Brittany Kerans, Alexis Kerans and Dylan Meyer...and several nieces and nephews.