The Lusk Herald
September 24, 1970
Walter Meier Dies; Funeral in Harrison
Walter Henry Meier, 82, Alliance, Neb. formerly of the Van Tassell community, died Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 from the Redeemer Lutheran Church of Harrison with Pastor T. C. Jacobsen officiating.
Casket bearers were Carl Engebretsen, Mieford Brewster, Julian Phipps, James Peterson, Bob Fancher, and John Hammond. Burial was in the Harrison Cemetery.
He was born to Charles and Johanna Meier at St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 6, 1887. He married Katherine Winterhalter November 2, 1910, and came to Harrison Nov. 6, 1910. They were the parents of four children, three daughters, Mrs. Theron (Lorraine) Duckworth, Alliance, Neb., Mrs. Walter (Mildred) Zerbst, Lusk, Mrs. Warren (Evelyn) Robertson, Van Tassell, and a son Walter Jr., Aurora, Neb.
Walt, as he was known, homesteaded 10 miles north of Van Tassell shortly after arriving in Harrison. He farmed and ranched until the family home burned January 4, 1933. Selling his land he bought a home in Harrison. Being a painter by trade he devoted full time to painting and painted many of the large ranches in Sioux and Niobrara Counties.
Among some of his favorite pastimes were baseball and fishing. He played on the Kirtley ball team as catcher for a number of years. He was a member of the Lutheran Church in St. Louis and helped establish the present Lutheran Church in Harrison of which he was a member. Survivors besides his four children are his widow, Katherine at the Rest Home Schuyler, Neb; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
His parents, five brothers and one sister died previously. He was the last of the Meier family, his youngest brother Albert died about a month ago.
Melva Jane Christianson (March 11, 1935 - September 24, 2014)Quenten Lowell Emery (March 4, 1930 - May 7, 1987)Roy S Emery (November 16, 1909 - December 5, 1974)Verla D. Emery (July 22, 1912 - May 20, 2006)Mabel Viola Fancher (August 18, 1913 - October 20, 1993)Kay Ann Holmes (September 24, 1935 - May 22, 2007)Robert Wayne Holmes (March 31, 1932 - January 27, 1984)Kenneth W. Houx (September 19, 1927 - January 19, 2003)Mildred Lambert (March 7, 1909 - September 7, 1979)Albert H. Meier (June 22, 1902 - August 21, 1970)Ben C. Meier (March 27, 1896 - October 28, 1965)Dorothy M. Meier (May 27, 1917 - December 1, 2015)Edward George Meier (January 25, 1885 - December 10, 1956)Jessie Meier (May 10, 1902 - November 27, 1972)John Norman Meier (April 21, 1977 - February 28, 2016)Katherine Meier (July 9, 1889 - June, 1973)Melvin E. Meier (May 30, 1915 - January 29, 2002)Sadie Margaret Meier (March 6, 1892 - June 3, 1981)Virgil Wendell George Meier (December 22, 1913 - November 14, 1972)Clarence Franklin Robertson (March 21, 1902 - June 19, 1965)Clyde E. Robertson (November 17, 1914 - July 18, 1966)Evelyn Mae Robertson (January 30, 1915 - June 11, 1985)George Ernest Robertson (November 11, 1882 - March 12, 1969)Warren Harding Robertson (March 10, 1921 - November 16, 1996)Andrew Serres (March 31, 1900 - June 7, 1973)Mildred Clara Zerbst (March 30, 1913 - September 18, 2005)Walter F. Zerbst (May 26, 1910 - May 16, 2005)
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