Antique Vintage 12

David Eugene Meyer

December 5, 1942 ~ September 4, 2022 (age 79)


David Eugene Meyer passed away peacefully in his home in Thayne, Wy on Sept. 4, 2022. Dave was born the youngest of four children on Dec. 5, 1942 in Twin Falls, Idaho to Amelia Koch  Meyer and Edwin Meyer. He grew up in Twin Falls, Id and Fort Wayne, In.

 He attended and graduated from Concordia Teachers College in Seward, Nebraska. He received his Master’s degree in Science/Physics from Roosevelt University in Chicago, Ill. He was married to Shirley Roettjer Meyer in 1964. Dave and Shirley spent time traveling, scuba diving, sailing, and taught in the Lutheran Schools together. Dave first taught high school physics in Chicago, Ill. at Luther South High School. During this time, he had two children, James Douglas and Annette Danielle.

Later the family moved to Hong Kong where he taught at Hong Kong International School for 6 years. He loved teaching science and auto shop and was hired to set up the schools first computer system.  Dave especially valued the relationships he built with his students and coworkers.

When the family returned to the US they moved to California where Dave was in IT for several different businesses. After he and Shirley divorced, he lived in San Diego for many years working in the Information technology world. He had many loving friends and colleagues in the San Diego area.  During this time, he met Rebecca Page. They enjoyed cooking, sailing, and traveling together. He moved to Thayne, Wyoming in 2014 to be closer to his family. Dave enjoyed sailing with Challenged America and friends, woodworking, building model airplanes, fishing, and especially his dogs. He was a great mentor and friend to many.  

Dave is survived by his sister, Nelda Meyer Brosz (Keith), of Jackson, Mo., ex-wife, Shirley Roettjer Meyer, of Seward, Ne., son, James Meyer of Irvine, Ca., Daughter Annette Meyer Matijczyk, of Star Valley Ranch, Wy, and grandsons Max and Gage Matijczyk. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Carol and Charles Meyer, and partner Rebecca Page. An online service for friends near and far is being planned for October. A Celebration of Life will also take place on Oct. 8 from 1-4 at Fiddlers Green, Shelter Island, San Diego. Memorial service and spreading of ashes will take place Summer 2023 at Iron Lake, Id. A memorial donation can be made in his memory to Concordia University, Nebraska.


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