Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 5, 2012, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Leeds, for Bernard J. Meyer, 80, Harlow, N. Dak. who died Monday, April 30, at the Heart of America Medical Center in Rugby.
Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bernard James Meyer was born October 26, 1931, to Joseph Meyer and Elizabeth Shery Meyer on the farm that was homesteaded in the early 1900s in Butte Valley Township near Harlow. He attended school in Harlow. He married Jean Elverude of Churchs Ferry on September 1, 1955, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Brinsmade. They made their home on the original Meyer homestead, raising cattle, hogs and small grains. After 50 years of farming they retired, although they continued to live on the farm. Bernard was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and served on the parish council. He served on the board of the N. Dak. Pork Producers, was a member of the N. Dak. and American Angus Associations, a member and director of Benson County Farmers Union, Leeds-York Local and Butte Valley Local, a member of the N. Dak. Farmers Union, and a former member of the Devils Lake Eagles. At the time of his death he was serving on the 2012 Harlow Centennial Planning Committee.
He is survived by his wife, Jean, of Harlow; a daughter, Tammy Meyer, Harlow; sister, Irene Risovi, Hamberg, N. Dak.; two brothers-in-law, John Piatz, Minot, and LaVaine Christensen, Granville; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, James Meyer; one brother, Roy Meyer; four sisters, Alice Buchta, Mabel Fitzpatrick, Albina Erickson, and Marie Piatz; two sisters-in-law, MaryLou Meyer and Shirley Christensen; and four brothers-in-law, John Buchta, John Fitzpatrick, Henry Erickson and Joe Risovi.
Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Home, Leeds.