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Roger E. Meyer March 6, 1925 - May 14, 2009

BIRD ISLAND -- Roger Ernest Meyer, 84, of Bird Island died Thursday at Renville County Hospital in Olivia.

The service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Bird Island. Burial will be in the Bird Island City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Dirks-Blem Funeral Home in Bird Island and for one hour prior to the service at the church.

He was born March 6, 1925, in Osceola Township, Renville County, to Ernest and Alice (Rudeen) Meyer. He grew up on the family farm and attended District 110 School completing his education in 1939. He farmed in Osceola Township first with his father and then until he retired in 1988. He was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Bird Island and a founding member of the Southern Minnesota Sugar Cooperative at Renville.

He is survived by two sisters: Elaine Schmoll of New Ulm and Doris Klemenhagen of Bird Island.