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Richard Meyer, 89

Richard “Dick” Meyer, age 89, of Maple Plain, MN, passed away Sunday, Feb. 28 in his home.

A funeral service will take place Saturday, March 6 at 1:45 p.m. at the St. Peter Campus, Church of St. Maximillian Kolbe in Delano, MN. Visitation will take place Friday, March 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. and continue Saturday, March 6, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. – all at the Iten Funeral Home in Delano. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery in Delano.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Paula Field Memorial Scholarship c/o Church of St. Maximilian Kolbe, PO Box 470, Delano, MN 55328.

Arrangements are by the Iten Funeral Home of Delano.

Dick was born in 1932, the son of Clifford and Delora (Meiner) Meyer. He grew up in Wayzata, MN, where he was proud to be a “West End” kid.

He graduated from Wayzata High School in 1949, where he played football and basketball. Dick talked frequently about the “old” Lake Conference, and the many good players and coaches.

He received his bachelors degree in dairy technology from the University of Minnesota in 1953, where he was a member of the AGR fraternity.

In 1952, Dick married Trish (Patricia Murphy) in Waseca, MN. They had five children – David, Paula, Stephen, Barbara, and Marcia.

Dick spent his entire career managing Meyer Brothers Dairy with his father, uncles, and brothers. Dick was a successful businessman, but most respected as a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

Dick had a great appreciation for Wayzata, the rich history of Lake Minnetonka, and its residents.

Dick loved the Minnesota outdoors and enjoyed playing all sports. He enjoyed canoeing and especially trips to the Boundary Waters. He and his brother, Don, competed in the Aquatennial Itasca to Minneapolis Mississippi River Canoe Race.

Dick spent many summer evenings baling hay, and gave most of his family a heightened appreciation for square bales.

Dick had a passion for golf, going back to his youth caddying at Woodhill, and ultimately building Pioneer Creek Golf Course.

Dick was a retired member of the Delano School Board.

Dick is survived by his wife, Patricia; sons, David (Candace), West Fargo, ND, Stephen (Debbie), Vero Beach, FL; daughters, Barbara Janas (Tom), Delano, Marcia Kreklow (Mike), Maple Plain; brother, Fred (Christine), Wayzata; brother-in-law, Jim Filipczak, Columbia, MD; 24 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Paula Field (Mike), Delano; brother, Don (Jean); and sisters, Sandy Bodkin (John), and Carol Filipczak.

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