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  • Obituary: Marvin (Bruce) Meyer, 82

  • Marvin (Bruce) Meyer, 82, passed away March 22, 2014 at Alegent Health Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Bruce was born Feb. 17, 1932 to Marvin (Pat) Meyer and Edna (Hanson) Meyer of Talmage.
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  • Marvin (Bruce) Meyer, 82, passed away March 22, 2014 at Alegent Health Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Bruce was born Feb. 17, 1932 to Marvin (Pat) Meyer and Edna (Hanson) Meyer of Talmage.
        Bruce graduated from Talmage High School in 1950 and enlisted in the Army that same year. He served six years in the Korean War as a paratrooper medic and was honorably discharged in 1958.  After serving his country, he started work for Kelly Construction out of Sioux Falls, S.D. It was during this time he met the love of his life, Fern Sternhagen, and they were united in marriage on May 31,1973.
        Bruce worked various jobs until settling with Airlite Plastics from where he retired in 1998 after 20 years of service.
        Bruce loved his family and was everyone’s favorite uncle. He loved watching football and was a die-hard Nebraska Cornhusker fan.  Bruce could make friends anywhere and loved visiting with anyone.
        He is survived by his wife, Fern, of Council Bluffs; sisters Donna Kastens, Syracuse, and Anita Peterson of Syracuse, Ind.; many nieces and nephews; sister-in-law Agnes Kerr, Denver, Colo.; brother-in-laws Jim Sternhagen (Jane), Yankton, S.D., and Alvin Sternhagen (Ruth), Tabor, S.D.
        Bruce was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Dennis and Gene Meyer.
        Visitation is in Council Bluffs, Tuesday 5-7 p.m. followed by Rosary Recitation at Cutler-O’Neill-Meyer-Woodring Bayliss Park Chapel, Council Bluffs.
        Additional services are in Tabor, S.D., Wednesday 5-7 p.m., followed by Rosary Recitation at the  Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home there. Mass of Christian Burial is Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Tabor. Interment is at the church cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 183, Tabor, S.D. Luncheon will follow at the American Legion Hall.
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