Richard Myers, 91


Richard Evan “Dick” Myers died quietly in his sleep at Evergreen Terrace, Sunday, June 9, 2013, at age 91. He was born Nov. 19, 1921, in Waynesburg, Pa., to the late Mildred Rice Beeman and Frank Myers.

He served in the Air Force in the European Theater from 1942-1945. After the war he graduated from the University of Alabama in industrial engineering. He married Jean Johnson on Dec. 8, 1945. She preceded him in death on June 20, 2009.

After living in Alabama, Ohio and Virginia, Dick and Jean moved to West Bend to take a job with Regal Ware Co., where they lived for 37 years. They were longtime members of the Fifth Avenue United Methodist Church. Dick enjoyed gardening, photography, traveling and woodworking.

In 2007 they moved to Antigo where Dick resided at Pine Meadow apartments and Jean at Rosalia Gardens.

Dick is survived by two sons, Richard (Rick) Myers of Fountain Valley, Calif., and John “Randy” Myers and his wife Jamie of Polar, and two grandchildren Aubrey and Cory, both of Antigo. He is further survived by a sister-in-law, Glenda Johnson, Tucson, Ariz., two nephews Hill (Sarah) Johnson, Tucson, Ariz., and Glen (Jennifer) Colorado Springs, Colo., and three great-nieces, Maggie, Zoë and Victoria.

The family would like to thank the special staff at Evergreen Terrace and Pine Meadow/Rosalia Gardens for the loving care Dick received during his later years. Dick always enjoyed visits from family and our friends both two- and fourlegged. He will be remembered for his graciousness, his kind and loving manner, he was quick to smile and appreciative of every kindness he received.

“Oh what a lucky man he was.”

Strasser Roller Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. A family memorial service will be held at a later date in West Bend.

Friends may visit online at www.strasserrollerfh.com or cards can be sent to the Myers Family at N3695 Polar Road, Bryant, WI 54418.