Richard Meyer - July 19, 2013Richard “Rich” Meyer, 67, formerly of Aurora, died Friday, July 19, 2013, at his home in Adams.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 24, at the Aurora United Methodist Church. Pastor Michael Patzloff will officiate. Rich’s wishes were for cremation and the family will have a private service at the Aurora Cemetery prior to the memorial service. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Richard Wayne Meyer, son of Walter W. and Lenora (Forbes) Meyer was born on April 12, 1946, in Ainsworth.
He attended country school near Rose and then Nebraska Christian his first two years of high school. Rich finished his education and graduated from Bassett High School in 1964. Rich then attended Denver Automotive Institute where he received his degree in auto mechanics. He was employed at Grosshans Motors in Aurora first as a mechanic, then became service manager at the same GM Dealership, a position he held for 37 years.
Rich was married to Connie Dieckmann on Aug. 3, 1968. They made their home in Aurora until recently moving to Adams.
Rich will be remembered for his willingness to help others and sense of humor. He was involved with Boy Scouts for 10 years, serving as Webelos and Scout Master. Rich enjoyed bowling, golf and remodeling of houses. He also enjoyed hunting, camping and jeeping with family and friends and attending his grandchildren’s sporting events.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Jann Meyer and father and mother-in-law, Clarence (Hap) and Ella Dieckmann.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Connie; one daughter, Laurie Meyer of Phoenix, Ariz. and special friend Jeff Blackden of San Jose, Calif.; two sons, Bryan and LeAnne Meyer of Lincoln and Kevin Meyer and special friend Kristen Rademacher of Filley; six grandchildren, Amanda and Ally Burke of Davenport, Iowa, Cierra and Jordan Meyer of Lincoln and Nichelle, Katie and Sadie Meyer of Filley. Rich is also survived by one sister and brother-in-law, Daveta and Dick Brader of Glenville and many nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.