Truman Amos Meyer, 95, Newton, formerly of Palco, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, at Asbury Park in Newton.
He was born Aug. 21, 1924, in Roca, Neb., to Amos and Lena (Reiss) Meyer.
He married Ellenora E. Eichman on July 20, 1945, in Hill City. They were blessed with 74 years of marriage. He retired as an independent oil field contractor. Despite having polio as a child, he was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during World War II, where he served in Korea. He was a true patriot and had the privilege of flying on a Kansas Honor Flight to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.
He was a member of the Trinity Heights United Methodist Church. The made many friends during their years in Newton, and Truman especially enjoyed his coffee group that met at the Asbury Park restaurant. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and Lions Club.
He had an affinity for woodworking and built his home following plans he drew himself. He also built special items such as quilt racks and cedar chests to share with his family.
Family was important to him and he looked forward to time with his wife, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends.
Survivors include his wife, Ellenora, who died Nov 28, 2019; a son, Donald Meyer and wife, Phyllis, Salina; a daughter, Carolyn Ester and husband, Bill, Kechi; three grandchildren, Brooke Teer and her son, Braxton; Blake Ester and wife, Angie, and their sons, Isaac, Elijah and Lucas; and Lindsay Meyer and husband, Corey Brunk.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Phyllis Curtis.
A celebration of life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Heights United Methodist Church, Newton; military honors will take place at the church; private family burial in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, rural Palco.
Memorials are suggested to Kansas Honor Flight in care of Petersen Funeral Home, Newton.