Ernest (Ernie) Henry Meyer, age 84 was called home to our Heavenly Father on Saturday, November 14, 2020 @ 12:05PM due to Cancer! Ernie was greeted by his Parents Reinhold & Ella | Oldest Brother Leonard & Leonard’s Wife Joan | Nephew Sherwood (Brother Elmer & Virginia’s son) | Johnny Canton (Sister Jane’s Significant Other)!
Ernie is survived by Leonard & Joan’s (4 Children, 6 Grandchildren, 6 Great Grandchildren) | Brother Donald (Wife Shirley & 3 Children) | Brother Elmer (Wife Virginia, 3 Children, 4 Grandsons, 1 Great Granddaughter) | Brother Maurice (2 Daughters, 3 Grandsons, 2 Great Granddaughters) | Brother Virgil (Wife Joyce, 3 Children, 1 Grandson) | Sister Jane | 6 Nephew In-Laws & 6 Niece In-Laws!
Ernie lived a life of Chronic Paranoid Schizophrenia - here is his life’s resume…
1936 Arrived into this world, born and raised on a farm! Ernie had many interests… Astronomy (he could name
all the constellations) Electronics (he used to make radios from scratch) Great Storyteller (to his siblings)
Music (played Guitar, Piano and Accordion all by ear).
1942 – 1950 Catholic Grade School, St. John The Baptist, Meire Grove
1950 – 1954 Melrose High School
1954 - 1956 DeVry Institute of Technology, Chicago…he achieved the highest
Grade Level in school history @ that time!
1956 – 1969 In & Out of Psychiatric Facilities
1969 - 1987 Willmar State Hospital - RTC
1987 - 2005 St. Luke’s Care Facility, Alexandria
1995 Crossing the street was hit by a car, he had extensive scalp laceration, fracture of the right
humerus, contusion of the right lower leg, experienced anemia!
2003 June 14 & 15 – Chicago Trip
2004 October 20 – 23 – Chicago Trip
2005 – 2017 Heritage House Kimball
2017 - Current Savannah Prairie House, Kimball (former Heritage House)
Ernie enjoyed cigarettes, doing crafts, (he was always the first to get to activities and the last to leave!), his iPad, exercise, painting, singing (favorite song “You Are My Sunshine”), watching army movies, going to church & going out to eat (enjoyed Chicken, Steak, Baked Potatoes, French Fries, Coca Cola, Coffee, O’Doul’s, Root Beer, Plain Cake Donuts, Apple, Pumpkin & Strawberry Pie!)
Ernie’s Celebration of Life will be a private family service!
Note: In lieu of flowers and/or donations, please do an act of kindness in Ernie’s name!