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Verland “Bud” Meyer was born on December 22, 1936 to Julius R. Meyer and Elva Eichhorn. He was their only son, and he had three older sisters, Lola, Darlene and Bonnie. He was born and raised on a farm north of Everly and graduated from Everly High School in 1954. Following graduation, he started farming.
In August 1958 he married Arlene Schmidt of Moneta at Hope Lutheran Church in Everly. In August 1959, daughter Lori was born and in October 1961, son Todd was born. In 1968, they moved on to his parents’ home place and lived there until moving into Everly in 1995. Along with farming, he sold seed corn for a number of years and in 1975 started a snowmobile business there on the farm.
Bud has served on several boards over the years, including 26 years on the Evertek Board. He also enjoyed the privilege of being Everly’s Mayor for 16 years. Bud served 6 years on the Everly Industrial Development Board and 9 years on the Clay County Conservation Board. Bud was very involved in the vision and development of Scharnberg Park and he and Arlene were the first to camp at the new park. Bud also had booths and displays for many years at the Clay County Fair and he loved seeing and visiting with people on the fairgrounds.
Bud was a member at Hope Lutheran Church where he served as President, Deacon and on the Endowment Committee. Other organizations he was involved with included Lions Club, Centennial Committee, Clay County 4-H Committee and he was a founding member of the Everly Heritage Museum Board. Bud was also instrumental in the conception and building of the Hap Ketelsen Community Building. He was always a strong supporter of Everly and the surrounding community, and he did his very best to lead Everly in a forward, positive manner.
Bud enjoyed fishing and hunting, playing ball, the Minnesota Twins, and he followed the Iowa and Iowa State teams over the years. A favorite summer activity was camping, especially when the six grandkids would join them for the weekend. Spending time with his kids, grandchildren and great grandchildren and watching them in all their activities made for special memories. Bud was a great storyteller, and we all loved listening to him share his experiences. He was the foundation of our family and we will miss him dearly.
Bud passed away on May 24, 2023 at the Spencer Hospital at the age of 86. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Lola Meyer, LaVonne “Bonnie” Watters and Darlene Klett; granddaughter, Molly Brown.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Arlene of Hartley (Everly); daughter, Lori (Mark) Brown of Sheldon; son, Todd (Tracy) Meyer of Everly; grandchildren: Iesha (Josh) Toft, Colton (Laura) Meyer, Jane (Luke) Pomranky, Kinsey Meyer, Joelle (Jeffrey Ding) Brown, and Thomas (Hailey) Brown; great grandchildren: Liam, Livon, Dorothy, Vera Toft and Miles, Violet Pomranky.
In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be designated to the family.