Leon L. "Skip" Meyer, 76, died at 5:45 p.m. Jan. 10, 2009, at St. Rita's Medical Center.
He was born Aug. 20, 1932, in Wabash to Orland and Mary Fetters Meyer, who preceded him in death. On July 31, 1987, he married Barbara Knipe, who survives in Lima.
Mr. Meyer retired in 1991, as a maintenance supervisor from the Lima State Hospital Correctional Facility, after 32 years. He was a member of First Church of the Nazarene. He loved fishing and hunting and spending time with his family.
Survivors also include three sons, Steve Meyer, of Stockport, Mike (Bill Lemberger) Meyer, of Ortonville, Mich., and Gordon (Jackie) Meyer, of Vaughnsville; a stepson, Timothy (Angie) Jacobs, of Lima; a stepdaughter, Cheryl (Larry) Bowers, of Covington, Ga.; a stepdaughter-in-law, Kim Jones; a sister, Marilyn (William) Suever, of Wolcottville, Ind.; five grandchildren, Haedon Meyer, Brandon (Mary) Meyer, Andrew Meyer, Kari (Derek) Stober, and Christa Meyer; 10 stepgrandchildren, Larry Bowers, Gary Bowers, George Meeks, Shawn Meeks, Hope Meeks, Brandy (David) Sellers, Jessica Jacobs, Sue Ann Jacobs, Megan Jacobs and Stephen Jacobs Jr.; two great-grandchildren; several stepgreat-grandchildren; and his first wife, Betty Fencher Dohse.
He was preceded in death by two stepsons, Rick and Steven Jacobs; and a stepdaughter, Linda Jacobs.
Services will begin at 11 a.m. today at Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home. The Rev. John Perkins will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Church of the Nazarene, Allen County Hospice, or the American Heart Association.
Condolences may be expressed at www.chamberlainhuckeriede.com.