KENNETH WILLIAM MEYER
Kenneth William Meyer, 72, of Oelwein, Iowa, passed away Saturday, April 11, 2020, in his home due to complications from a long battle with cancer. Ken was born on May 11, 1947, in Whittemore, Iowa, to parents, Ernest and Leona (Kinnetz) Meyer. He attended St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Whittemore and then Algona High School, graduating with the Class of 1965.
After high school, Ken attended NIACC where he met Linda Jane Soules, who he’d soon ask to be his bride, and would continue his education at Mankato State. Ken and Linda were united in marriage on June 8, 1968, at Stanley Union Church in Stanley, Iowa. Soon after, Ken was drafted to serve in the Vietnam War. He honorably served in the U.S. Army in the Delta Division’s Duster and Quad Fifties Units. Ken’s bravery and service earned him two Army Commendation Medals and the Bronze Star, each given for meritorious and heroic service or achievements during combat. He…