Rev. Louis W. Meyer passed peacefully into the presence of our Risen Savior on April 12, 2021. Louis was born at home in E. Farmington, rural Osceola, WI, in May of 1932. He was the youngest of six children born to Rev. Louis W. Meyer, Sr. and Lillian (Jandt) Meyer. He was baptized and confirmed by his father at Zion Lutheran Church.
He was a graduate of Dr. Martin Luther High School, New Ulm, MN, Northwestern College, Watertown, WI, and Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Thiensville, WI.
Louis began his public ministry with a year of teaching at East Fork Apache Lutheran High School, AZ, followed by many years serving WELS Lutheran congregations in Ridgeville, WI, Battle Creek, MI, Lake Benton, MN, and Fox Lake, WI, before retiring in Appleton, WI.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon (Wrobel) Meyer. They were united in marriage on August 26, 1962, in La Crosse, WI, and enjoyed 58 years together. The Lord blessed their marriage with three daughters.
Louis also is survived by his daughters: Jennifer (Rev. Luke) Werre of Sun Prairie, WI, Sarah (Rev. Robert) Raasch of Appleton, WI, and Christine (Stephen) Wolfrath of Eagan, MN; and by his ten grandchildren: Hope (Martin) Loescher, Jason, Matthew and Maria Werre, Rachel Raasch, Allison (John) Mancl, Joel (Katie), Jonathan, Nathan (Amber) and Lauren Wolfrath and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and five siblings: Rev. Merlin (Lois) Meyer, Marilyn (Forrest) Stapel, Arlette (Jerry) Winter, Doris (Dale) Vogt, and Helen (Frank) Trojan.
Louis was a lifelong student of the Scriptures, even in his final earthly days. He encouraged many others throughout his ministry and his personal life to keep God’s Word as their central focus in life.
The Christian funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 17th, at 11:00 a.m. at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 930 E. Florida Ave., Appleton, WI.
Visitation hours will be held on Friday, April 16th, from 4:00 pm until 7:00 p.m. at Wichmann Funeral Home, 537 North Superior St., Appleton, WI, and Saturday, April 17th, from 9:30 a.m. at the church until the time of service.
Memorials may be directed to Mount Olive Lutheran Church for the new hymnal project or WELS Christian Aid and Relief.
“Lord grant while worlds endure, we keep its teachings pure; throughout all generations.” CW 293