Donald "Spud" Frederic Meyer

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  • Name: Donald "Spud" Frederic Meyer
  • Location of Birth: Duluth, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: July 30, 1935
  • Date of Death: October 9, 1992
  • Parents: Frederic August Meyer and Hope Alberta (Bongey) Meyer
  • High School and Class: GED
  • College: Wadena Technical School, Wadena, Minnesota
  • Highest Rank: PVT (Private)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: February 12, 1958
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  • Date of Discharge: February 11, 1960
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  • Units and Locations:
    Start Date End Date Unit(s) and Location(s) Served
    Basic Training Fort Carson, CO
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  • Wars Involved:
    Korean War

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  • Civilian Life:
    Spud Meyer returned to Grand Rapids, Minnesota after completing his service in the U.S. Army. He worked various jobs which included Rapids Tire and Heating for his father, Grand Rapids Public Utilities, driving taxi in Grand Rapids, and on construction as a laborer. He was active in Alcoholics Anonymous for many years.

    Spud died in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and is buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Minnesota (IB1732). He is survived by his mother, Hope Meyer; sisters, Jacqueline "Jackie" Dowell, Carol Meyer, Beverly Bendel, and Wendy Meyer; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. He was preceded in death by his father Frederic in 1975 and a sister, Judy Meyer in 1941.

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