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OBIT: Martin Herman Meier

Martin Herman Meier, 92, of Swaledale, IA, went to be with his Lord and Saviour on Sunday January 29, 2023 at the Sheffield Care Center.

Martin Herman Meier, 92, of Swaledale, IA, went to be with his Lord and Saviour on Sunday January 29, 2023 at the Sheffield Care Center.

A Funeral Service will be held 10:30am Saturday February 4, 2023 at the Clear Lake Evangelical Free Church, 1310 US-18, Clear Lake, with Pastor Chris McComic. Burial will be held in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Swaledale, IA.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00pm on Friday February 3, 2023 at Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 310 1st Ave N, Clear Lake, IA. Visitation will continue prior to the service at the church from 9:00am to 10:00am on Saturday.

Martin was born on May 19, 1930 in Charles City, IA the son of Gustav and Hermine (Wedertz) Meier. He was a graduate of Swaledale High School. On October 15, 1950 he married Lois Rickard. Together they had five children and raised them all on a farm outside of Swaledale. Martin was a hard worker and spent his life as a farmer and occasionally worked other jobs.

Martin was a lifelong member of the Clear Lake Evangelical Free Church, he served many positions in the church over the years. The most prominent position he had was being an Elder for the church. Oftentimes Martin would take people out for lunch after church.

Family was most important to Martin. He truly cherished being able to attend his grandchildren and great grandchildren’s games and activities.

Those left to cherish memories of Martin are his children, LaRee (Neal) Manson of Marathon, WI, Bradley (Rachel) Meier of Swaledale, IA, LaDonna Woodford of Apache Junction, AZ, Gregory (Julie) Meier of Swaledale IA, LaVon (Paul) Bein of Montello, WI; grandchildren, Stacey Guralski, Lisa (Pat) Williamson, Joel (Mindy) Meier, Christina (Matt) Hoeft, Amy (Darren) Page, Anna (Justin) Gooder, Sarah (Joe) Luyobya, Cari (Marshall) Dryg, Andy (Mai) Woodford, Chelsy King, Shealyn (Rob) Benson, Jackson Regnier; 29 great-grandchildren; two step great grandchildren; sister, MaryAnn Ditsworth; as well as numerous other extended family members and friends.

Martin is preceded in death by his wife, Lois Meier; his parents; siblings, Dorethea Pals-Sargent, Richard Meier; mother and father in-law, Charles and Elsie Rickard; sister in-law; Jean Barnes.

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