Robert Fred Meyer was born at home in Pittsville on July 24, 1940, to Rudolph and Beatrice Domke Meyer. He was baptized at St. John’s Missouri Synod Lutheran Church, attended grade school in Pittsville and graduated from Edgar High School in 1958, where the family moved when he was a sophomore. He was salutatorian of his class, active in basketball and baseball and played the trumpet in the band. He attended college at University of Eau Claire for two years and graduated from the School of Pharmacy at UW-Madison in 1964, and worked at Renebohms Drugs for five years.
Bob married Elaine Maeder, his high school sweetheart, on April 28, 1962. They were married 58 years.
Bob was an avid hunter, trapper and fisherman, chairman of the Apple River Chapter of Ducks Unlimited for many years, served on the Amery Fall Festival Board, enjoyed the Amery Theatre Group and tennis and golf leagues. He hunted bear and deer and waterfowl, and he trapped raccoon, mink, muskrat and beaver. He enjoyed annual North Dakota trips for waterfowl with his sons, grandson and other friends. Bob was also an avid reader, crossword puzzle and Sudoku fan. He had a passion for gardening, wine making and relished in being a “jack of all trades.”
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Rudy and Bea Meyer; and his sister, Dorothy Chmel. He is survived by his wife: Elaine; sons: Robin (Julie), Randall (Barbara) and Reid (Patti); brother, Richard (Caroline) Meyer; sister, Elaine (Ken) Lizotte; grandchildren: Mitchell and Belle Meyer, McKenna and Callista Meyer, Emily and Kaila Miller; great-granddaughter, Hadley Lynn; and many friends and co-workers.
Known for his lifetime love all things Badger, Badger Bob spent 25 years enjoying season tickets at Badger football games in Madison. He loved singing in the Indianhead Barbershop Chorus and the Amery First Lutheran Church choir.
A graveside service for Bob will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, at the Amery Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, at the Williamson-White Funeral Home in Amery. To sign an online guest book and view a video tribute visit www.williamsonwhite. com. Arrangements were made with the Williamson-White Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Amery.
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