Norman C. Meyer
December 31, 1925 - December 7, 2020
Norman Carl Meyer died peacefully on December 7, 2020, in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 94 after being diagnosed with COVID-19 just before Thanksgiving.
Meyer was born December 31, 1925 in Nekoosa, Wisconsin to Rev. Walter C. Meyer and Esther (Pietz). After graduating from Concordia College in Milwaukee, he earned his MDiv from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. On July 17, 1949, he married the love of his life, Elsie Bartling. They were blessed to share 71 years of life together. Meyer was a loving father to Mary-Beth Meyer (Laurie Watters); Vicki Budd-Darby (Terry); Cynthia Meyer Tamayo (Ferdinand) and grandfather to Christopher Budd (Robin), Jordann Tamayo Urgello (Anton), and Austin Tamayo. He was a cherished brother, brother-in-law, uncle, friend and mentor to many.
Rev. Meyer served as in many places including Denton, Texas; Spokane, Washington; Jefferson City, Missouri; Jennings, Missouri; Pagedale, Missouri and served as a chaplain for the Jennings Police Department and Air National Guard. He shared his knowledge of doctrine teaching at Lutheran High School North in St. Louis and online college classes. Meyer continued to supply pulpit assistance after retirement. He preached his last sermon on the 70th anniversary of his first.
Meyer also had a passion for music throughout his life. He lifted his baritone voice in the Milwaukee Lutheran Acappella Chorus, St. Louis Bach Choir, Lyrics Octet, the University Community Chorus, and numerous church choirs. Blending his love of music with his gift for writing, in later years, his sermons were often accompanied by hymns he wrote, setting his poetry to familiar tunes. Meyer was also a talented multi-sport athlete well into his eighth decade of life and an avid fan throughout his life. A jack-of-all-trades, Meyer enjoyed tinkering at his workbench. His “second career” was a handyman service with a fellow retired pastor, “Recycled Reverends.”
A guiding light for so many, and modeled a Christian life each step of the way. Well done good and faithful servant!
Due to concerns for COVID-19, services are currently pending. A memorial service will take place at a future date.
Memorial contributions in Rev. Meyer's name may be made to Chapel of the Cross Lutheran Church, Music Ministry, 11645 Benham Rd., St. Louis, MO 63136, (314) 741-3737