Floyd Henry Meyer of Solon passed away peacefully on May 28, 1013, at Sunshine Villa in Santa Cruz, Calif.
Floyd was born Dec. 24, 1921, in Cedar Rapids, to Emma and Harry Meyer. He was a veteran of World War II, serving as an ensign in the U.S. Navy. He graduated from Coe College with a bachelor of arts degree in mathematics and got his master’s degree in engineering at the University of Iowa. He served as a professor for 30 years at the University of Iowa and later at Kirkwood Community College.
He was a lifelong member of Olivet Presbyterian Church and also a member of Christ Presbyterian with his late wife, Gladys. He was a member of Tuesday Noon Optimists and Solon Veterans Association. He loved to travel and garden and most of all spend time with family. He achieved his goal of his children traveling to all 48 contiguous states.
Predeceasing him were his younger brother, George, who was killed during World War II; his first wife, Mary Evelyn; and his second wife, Gladys, who was the love of his life.
He is survived by his three children, Amelia (Gene) Warner of Solon, Mark Meyer of Cedar Rapids and Melody Meyer of Soquel, Calif. His nine grandchildren, Devin Morrison, Becky Harris, Matthew Post, Matt Warner, Kurt Warner, Ted Mayer, Harry Meyer, Lisa Conrad and Amelia Meyer were his delight. Floyd’s 12 great-grandchildren carry on his legacy of love.
Floyd spent his last years living with his daughter, Amelia and son-in-law Gene in Solon during the summers and winters with his daughter, Melody, enjoying the sun and spirit of Santa Cruz.
We were blessed by his twinkling smile and gentle spirit. He was kind and loving beyond words. Everyone who knew him adored him. He will be greatly missed.
A celebration of his life was held at the home of Melody Meyer in Soquel, Calif. June 9 and a memorial in Cedar Rapids at Olivet Presbyterian Church July 19, with a private burial service later in the day.
Say a prayer for everyone you love in his honor.