Meyers Walter S. Meyers In Loving Memory Age 87, passed away peacefully Sunday, March 2 at the Presbyterian Home, Roseville, after a short illness. Born in Detroit, MI, July 6, 1916, the son of Mildred L. and Walter E. L. Meyers. Educated in Detroit public schools and received a degree in business from Wayne State University. Drafted into the army in 1941 as a private and commissioned as an officer of field artillery. In 1945 assigned to the Reserve Corps as a major. After WW II, returned to working for 3M which he had originally joined in 1935, loading ice onto boxcars, and retired in 1981 with 46 years served in the company. He finished his career in St. Paul as corporate vice president in charge of marketing. Walter spent a joyful retirement with Margaret L. Meyers, his wife of 58 years. He was devoted to philanthropic endeavors and was an avid supporter and attendee of Minnesota arts. He enjoyed performances of the Minnesota Opera, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the Minnesota Orchestra, and productions at the Schubert Club and the Ordway Theater of Performing Arts. He was highly active in the Minnesota Club before its closure where for many years he chaired the Minnesota Club Forum, a monthly series of lectures on business, arts, and public affairs. Life long Presbyterian and elder in the church, Walter served on the boards of the Covenant Presbyterian Church in Detroit, United Church of Christ in Hinsdale, IL, the House of Hope Presbyterian Church in St. Paul, and Presbyterian Homes & Services of Minnesota. While working in 1960s in Chicago Walter was particularly proud of his participation in helping to organize the National Committee for the Prevention of Child Abuse with the founder Donna Stone. He became the first president after the founder and served on the board as a life member. Walter was also an active Mason, a member of Zion Lodge #1 of Detroit and Moslem Temple, Detroit, as well as past director of Jesters Court #9 of St. Paul. His volunteerism and charitable work included the Home Owners Association of North Oaks and his role as first president of the Hill Farm Historical Society, which so far has restored both the dairy and the barn on the Hill farm property. He is survived by his loving wife Margaret L. Meyers, his son Dr. Thomas D. Meyers, daughter-in-law Gloria J. Meyers, granddaughter Jennifer Hawkes, brother-in-law Jack Leadbetter, sister Joyce Hendry and her husband Jim Hendry, and numerous nieces and nephews in the Hendry family. Memorial service will be Friday, March 21 at 2 p.m. at the House of Hope Presbyterian Church, 797 Summit Avenue, St. Paul. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Presbyterian Homes & Services, 2845 Hamline Avenue North, Roseville, MN 55113, or to the Hill Farm Historical Society. For memorials to the Hill Farm Historical Society please make checks payable to Walter Meyers Memorial Fund and mail to Cherokee State Bank, 1999 Village Center Drive, North Oaks, MN 55127. The family wishes to especially thank the many caregivers at the Presbyterian Home, Roseville, who were superb in their care and attention to Walter.

Published on March 4, 2003

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