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Leonard P. 'Shorty' Meyer -- Austin

AUSTIN -- The funeral for Leonard P. "Shorty" Meyer will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Austin with the Revs. Paul Nelson and Virgil Duellman officiating. Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery in Rose Creek.

Mr. Meyer, 89, of South Beloit, Ill., formerly of Austin, died Wednesday (Jan. 30, 2002) at his daughter's home in South Beloit, Ill.

He was born Nov. 8, 1912, in Austin and married Anna Lammers June. 30, 1937, in Rose Creek. He worked at Hormel Foods for 30 years, retiring in 1974.

He was active at Queen of Angels church for 66 years and was an altar server, bingo worker and helped build the Stations of the Cross outside the church. He was a member of Knights of Columbus and the Eagles. For 27 years, he spent most of his vacation at the Mower County Fair supervising his children, grandchildren and other relatives.

He moved to Illinois a few years ago and when there, was a member of the Church of the Holy Spirit in Roscoe, Ill., and the Brite Side Senior Citizen Center in Rockford, Ill.

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Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Betty (Robert) Scott of West Union, Iowa, Karol Cook of Montross, Va., Karon (Ken) Pelz of South Beloit and Lynda Beck of Austin; three sons, Jerry (Beverly) of Escondido, Calif., Larry (Barbara) of Machesney Park, Ill., and Terry (Barbara) of Bloomington, Minn.; 26 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.

Friends may call at the Mayer Funeral Home from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, with a wake service at 7 p.m., and also from noon to 1 p.m. Monday.

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