Highland: Obituaries

Roger Meyer, 64

Roger Meyer
Roger Meyer

Roger N. Meyer, 64, of Highland died on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 28 and from 8 to 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 29 at at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 29 at St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland, with Monsignor David L. Peters, pastor emeritus, officiating. Burial will be at a later date in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Highland.

He was born on April 6, 1951 in East St. Louis to Norman F. and Rosemary (Wellen) Meyer.

Mr. Meyer grew up on farm south of Highland. He was a 1969 graduate of Highland High School. He attended Brentwood Business College.

He joined the Highland Police Department on June 16, 1972, and he served until Oct. 25, 1976.

He operated a construction company, building houses, and also operated Jeff’s Restaurant for several years. He later worked for Chemo Co., selling chemicals to various businesses. He also had worked at Albrecht-Hamlin Chevrolet in Wood River, then for Mertz Ford in Millstadt, selling cars for the last 18 years.

He enjoyed golfing, fishing, playing cards, especially euchre and jass. He won the Kirchenfest Jass Tournament in 2015. He was a great trivia contestant.

He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church and Woodmen of the World Lodge 105 in Highland.

Survivors include his mother, who lives in Highland; daughters, Nicole R. (Jamie) Johnson of Carlyle and Andrea R. (Bill) Walker of Greenville; grandchildren, Morgan R. Johnson of Carlyle, Andrew L. Walker of Greenville, Blake R. Johnson of Carlyle and Addison R. Walker of Greenville; sisters, Deborah A. (Kenneth) Keeven of Highland, Carol L. (Jeff) Stratton of Highland, Diane R. (Roger) Zobrist of Highland and Karen M. (David) Knowles of Hudson, Ohio; five nieces; four nephews; and his former wife, Janet K. (Dan) Dondero (nee Wilson) of Highland.

He was preceded in death by his father, who died on Dec. 14, 2003; and a grandchild, Allison N. Johnson, who died on Feb. 5, 2004;

Memorials may be made to fund Mr. Meyer’s grandchildren’s education.