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Sts. Nereus and Achilleus Catholic Church
Friday December 10th, 2021
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Rosary and Prayer Service

Sts. Nereus and Achilleus Catholic Church
Friday December 10th, 2021

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Sts. Nereus and Achilleus Catholic Church
Saturday December 11th, 2021

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Richard L Meyer

Richard L. Meyer, 70, of Neche, ND passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 5, 2021, surrounded by his family at the Pembina County Memorial Hospital in Cavalier, ND.
Richard was born March 30, 1951, in Breckenridge, MN the eighth of ten children, born to Albert and Jessie (Astrup) Meyer. He grew up in Fairmount, ND and graduated from Fairmount High School in 1969. On June 12, 1969, he enlisted in the National Guard and attended Fort Leonard Wood, MO for basic training. He served in the military for over 20 years and was discharged as a Staff Sergeant.
In the fall of 1969, he enrolled at NDSCS in Wahpeton. After completing his degree, he enrolled at Mayville Sate College majoring in Mathematics and Physical Education. His first teaching job was in Kindred, ND, where he also worked for Cenex doing the bookkeeping. In the fall of 1983, he moved to Neche, and began teaching at Neche High School, until it consolidated with Pembina and taught at North Border – Pembina until he retired in the Spring of 2016. He taught 38 years total and stated he was only going to be in Neche five years and yet ended staying many more. One spring afternoon, he stopped and asked a question, which led to his five years of driving semi for North Star Co-op.
On February 3, 1984, he met the love of his life, Lois Humble at the VFW in Grafton, ND. They were married June 1, 1985. To this union, they were blessed with three children: Jessica, Paul, and Melissa. Richard enjoyed attending all his kid’s sporting events and activities.
He will be deeply missed by his wife of 36 years Lois, children: Jessica, Neche, ND, Paul (Anne) Fargo, ND and Melissa, Cavalier, ND, grandchildren: Sophia, Caleb, and Oliver who were the apples of his eye. Papa was his favorite title. He is also survived by his siblings: Gerald “Oz” (Mary) Meyer, Towner, ND, Robert “Tub” Meyer, Battle Lake, MN, Ronald “Butch” Meyer, Wayne “Jake” (Jet King) Meyer, Phyllis McMahon, David Meyer, and Rebecca “Becki” (Steve) Beach all of Fairmount, ND, sisters-in-law: Margaret Schmidt, Fargo, ND, Sharon Meyer, Sun City AZ, and Nita Meyer, Milbank, SD, brothers-in-law, Vincent Humble, Wahpeton, ND, Vernon (Linda) Humble, Cando, ND, Alan Adamsen, Grafton, ND, and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Albert and Jessie Meyer, brothers: Allan and Charles, sisters-in-law, Norma Meyer and Darlene Adamsen, brothers-in-law, Gerald McMahon and Michael Schmidt, and his in-laws, Howard and Frances Humble.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, December 11, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Nereus and Achilleus Catholic Church, Neche, ND. Visitation will be held Friday, December 10, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. rosary and vigil service at the church.

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We're so sorry to hear about Dick; the two of you were so good to Dad and I will always be grateful for that. Sending love and hugs and holding your to the light.

Leslie Sheley (Vosper) Dec 14 2021 10:05 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Meyer

Shon and LaRae Horgan Dec 14 2021 3:40 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you! We sure enjoyed spending time with you guys

Steve and Lonna Dec 12 2021 5:12 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Meyer

Steve and Lonna Chale Dec 12 2021 5:09 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Meyer

Robert and Jean Blair Dec 10 2021 8:42 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Meyer

Shirley Kemp Dec 10 2021 6:39 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Meyer

Ryan Houston Dec 8 2021 10:09 PM

So many thoughts and memories stirred by Rich's passing. Mayville State days football and campus times. Thoughts and prayers for the family.

Jerry Soholt Dec 8 2021 9:36 PM

I am so very sorry to hear this news. My deepest sympathy to all of you. God Bless!

Jamie Stockton Dodd Dec 8 2021 7:28 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Meyer

Chuck Moen Dec 8 2021 6:16 PM

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