MSgt Matthew Meyer

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MSgt. Matthew S. Meyer, Kansas Air National Guard, 37, Minneapolis, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at the Ottawa County Health Center, Minneapolis. He was born March 27, 1976, in Clay Center to Randy and Vicki (Sunderland) Meyer. He was baptized in the Holy Spirit on April 11, 1976, and he confirmed his Faith in Christ on April 8, 1990. He was a 1994 graduate of Linn High School, and in December he joined the United States Air Force. He served for 19 years. He married Jennifer Fry on Feb. 26, 1996, in Rapid City, S.D. During his military career, he was stationed at numerous bases. Matt worked as an assistant fire chief, and he did NCOIC vehicle maintenance. He was a member of the 284th ASOS. He was the owner of Meyer Metalworks, specializing in custom made grills and metal fabrication. He was preceded in death by his step-father-in-law Rich Anderson and grandfathers, William Sunderland and Delbert Meyer. Survivors include his wife, Jennifer; son, Zachary Meyer; daughters, Brittney and Hannah Meyer; parents, Randy and Vicki Meyer; brother, Eric Meyer and his fiancé, Meggen; sister Kendra Reith and husband, Tim; grandmothers Patricia Jones and Ruth Meyer; father-in-law, Robert Fry and wife, Mikki; mother-in-law, Sherri Anderson; brothers-in-law, Justin Fry and wife, Dr. Julia Fry, and Jeremiah Brown; sister-in-law, Amber Larsen and husband, Spencer. Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 10 at the Webster Conference Center, Interstate-70 and Ohio, Salina. Burial, with full military honors, was in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Linn. Memorials may be made to the U.S. Autism and Asperger Association and may be left in care of Wilson Family Funeral Home, 405 Argyle Ave., Minneapolis, KS 67467.
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