Pierre Gibbs 'Pete' Meyer
Meyer, Pierre Gibbs (Pete) of Sarasota, FL, formerly of San Diego, CA, Golden Valley, MN and Mankato, MN, died on November 13th, 2016. He was born November 28th, 1937 in Mankato, MN to Arnold and Beatrice Meyer and leaves behind his beloved wife of 56 years, Sharon Meyer (Swenson); children, Kristin (David) Woznicki, Peter (Cathleen) and Anthony (Liza); grandchildren, Amanda, Sarah, Samantha and Jake Woznicki and Annabel and Lydia Meyer; sisters, Pamela Struessel and Janet Wichmann; in-laws, including, Sandi and John Frederick and Darla and Joe Langhorne; also many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Frederick and Dennis Meyer. Pete graduated from Mankato High School in 1956 and the University of Minnesota in 1960 and married Sharon, his high school sweetheart, the same year. They moved to California where he served as an Army Intelligence Officer in Monterey and San Diego while Sharon taught at local schools. In 1963, they went back to Minnesota to raise a family and Pete began to pursue a PhD in Psychology while holding a number of senior administration positions at the University of Minnesota. In 1976, he joined a Minneapolis management and consulting firm as a principal and senior psychologist. In 1981, he cofounded the Minneapolis based consulting firm MDA Leadership Consulting Group, Inc. He traveled frequently for work, but enjoyed supporting Kristin's achievements on her high school swim team and coaching Peter and Anthony's youth league football teams. He loved waterskiing and sailing at the family cabin at Lake Amelia and rock climbing in Colorado and Wyoming. In 1991, he established a California office of MDA and was president of that firm from its inception until his retirement in 2007. He and Sharon then moved to Sarasota and remained active in church activities at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Pete was especially proud of his work developing an Early Childhood Learning Center. He cherished spending time with his grandchildren at their homes in New England and during Florida visits. A small memorial will be held at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Bristol, CT at 2:00pm on Friday, November 18 with a larger service planned for Mankato, Minnesota in spring 2017. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Early Childhood Learning Center, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2256 Bahia Vista St. Sarasota, FL 34239. Funk Funeral Home, Bristol, Connecticut is assisting the family. FUNKFUNERALHOME.com
Published on November 16, 2016
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