Marvin M. Meyers
Marvin M. Meyers passed away on Saturday afternoon at his home in Silt. He was 79.
Marvin was born on May 23, 1930 to Michael and Eva (Schmidt) Meyers in Chamberlin, South Dakota. Marvin attended school in Montrose, South Dakota, before joining the Air Force in 1951. Marvin served his country with pride including time in Korea. In 1955, Marvin was honorably discharged and moved back to Montrose, South Dakota, and began farming. On April 21, 1956, Marvin married the love of his life, Audrey Heiberger-Zimmer. Audrey, who had lost her first husband, Dick Zimmer, to cancer, had two young boys Larry and Mike Zimmer. Marvin and Audrey had another son Tony while in South Dakota and then in 1958 they moved to Colorado. While in Denver Marv worked many jobs, including working for a dairy farm, a gas station and finally for the Gates Tire and Rubber Company. While living in Denver, Marvin and Audrey had their fourth son, Doug. Shortly after that, Marvin joined the Colorado State Patrol and the family moved to Glenwood where he was stationed meeting many of the locals while on duty in his patrol car. After 10 years on the state patrol, Marvin went to work for Mid-Continent Resources as the personnel manager for 17 years until the mine closed. After the mine closed, Marvin worked a variety of jobs throughout the valley and was working up until his death.
Marvin loved to cook; many in the area knew him for his deep fried turkeys, homemade sausage and smoked foods, especially his pork ribs. He cooked numerous meals at the Glenwood Springs Elks Lodge, smoked ribs for weddings, family and friends. Many of his friends said that after a person got by Marv’s gruff exterior, they found a man with a heart of gold and a man that would do anything for anyone. Marvin also loved to hunt and fish. He taught all of his boys to hunt, fish and to love and appreciate the outdoors. Most of all Marvin loved his entire family and friends, including his dog Bud.
Marvin was preceded in death by his parents, his son Mike, his brothers Martin, Paul and Ambrose, his older sister Christina and an infant sister Marie. Survivors include his wife Audrey Meyers of Silt, CO.; three sons, Larry (Connie) Zimmer of Montrose, SD.; Tony (Melina) Meyers of Frisco, TX.; Doug Meyers of Silt, CO.; daughter-in-law Teri Meyers of Frisco, TX.; two granddaughters, Stacy (Josh) Oltmanns of Alexandra, SD.; Susan (Andy) Ryks of Dell Rapids, SD.; five grandsons, Chris Meyers of Colorado Springs, CO.; Andrew (Carissa) Zimmer of Shakopee, MN.; Jon (Allison) of Dallas, TX.; Joe Meyers of Frisco, TX.; and Cole Meyers of Frisco, TX,; three great-grandchildren, Sadie and Eliza (Grandpa’s Snort and Snizzel) Oltmanns of Alexandra, SD.; and Steel Meyers of Dallas, TX.; three Sisters, Rosie McCorkell of Luverne, MN.; Mary (Si) DeJong of Sioux Falls, SD.; and Sr. Michelle Meyers of Le Sueur, MN.
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Service will be Thursday, April 1st, 2010: Rosary at 10:30am, Mass at 11:00am at St Stephen’s Catholic Church in Glenwood Springs, CO. Interment will be Monday April 5th at Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Grand Junction, CO at 1:00pm.
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