John S. Meyer, 66

John S. Meyer, 66, of rural Spencerville, died at 12:24 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health System with his family at his side, following an extended illness.

He was born on May 19, 1947, in Lima, a son of Leonard Bernard and Mary Elizabeth "Libby" Klaus Meyer, who are deceased.

John was a 1965 graduate of Delphos St. Johns High School and became a mechanical engineer. He was a lifelong farmer. He served in the United States Army as an M.P. and worked for 40 years in Spencerville with the former Hayes-Albion/Harvard Industries/Trim Trends Corps. as an engineer. His great joy, along with his family was helping friends and neighbors with repairs of their farm equipment.

He is survived by four children, Chad (Betsy) Meyer of Spencerville; Elizabeth Reinsel of Chattanooga, Tenn.; Jonathan (Ashley) Meyer and Samantha (Bryan) Bowman, both of Spencerville; seven grandchildren, Brandon and Whitney Meyer; Kayli, Kendyl, Kynzie and Sheldon Meyer and Kollin Bowman; siblings Francis B. "Frank" (Carolyn) Meyer of Spencerville; Paul E. (Esther) Meyer of Elida; Michael J. Meyer of Boston, Mass.; Marie J. Meyer of St. Marys; Lucian J. "Lou" Meyer of Wapakoneta and Elizabeth J. Meyer of St. Marys.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Christopher G. Meyer.

The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Allen County Cancer Society or to the Spencerville EMS.

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