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  • Name: Fred Scott Meyer
  • Location of Birth: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: January 12, 1928
  • Date of Death: October 27, 2016
  • Parents: Clarence Meyer & Vera (Lawrence) Meyer
  • High School and Class: 1946 Roosevelt High School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • College: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Fred Scott Meyer
    Race: White
    Age: 18
    Birth Date: January 12, 1928
    Birth Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: January 12, 1946
    Employer: Student
    Weight: 150
    Height: 5-11
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Brown
    Hair Color: Red
    Next of Kin: Dr. C. A. Meyer, Minneapolis

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    Fred Meyer married Betty Brurs and they had four children. The couple divorced in 1973 and Fred married Lois "Loie" Beck in 1975. They had one daughter and were married for forty-one years. Fred distinguished himself in the advertising profession. He handled many high profile accounts, including Land O'Lakes and the Minnesota Milk Foundation which inspired him to create the Aquatennial Milk Carton Boat races in 1971. The family lived in London where Fred worked for an ad agency. Upon returning to Minnesota, they settled in Minneapolis and Fred joined the Campbell Mithun advertising agency. He formed Ideas to Go, Inc., a creative process consulting business with national and international clients that continues to thrive today. In Fred's retirement, Fred and Loie moved to Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

    Fred died in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. He is survived by his wife, Loie; children, Pam (Dwight) Jewson, Kim (Cliff) Greene, Ned (Jane Brashaw) Meyer, Kean (Patti) Meyer, and Bryn (Graham Brayshaw) Meyer; eleven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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