Homer L. Myers Sr., 76, of Fremont, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha at the age of 76 years, 10 months and 25 days.
Homer Lloyd Myers was born on Feb. 28, 1935, in Clarks, to Bert and Rose (Morris) Myers. He grew up on the family farm near Clarks and attended country school and Clarks High School. As a young boy, Homer worked on the farm and showed cattle. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and baseball. Homer joined the U.S. Navy at age 18 and served his country for four years, including a year and one-half of foreign service in Japan and Guam. Homer married Virginia Arbaugh on Sept. 6, 1957, at the Methodist Church in Logan, Iowa, and to this union four children were born: Jenny, Homer Jr., Cindy and Michelle. Homer and Virginia raised their family in numerous Iowa and Nebraska towns before settling in Fremont 40 years ago.
Homer worked for the phone company, Presto-X and SMS Trucking before working at Valmont for 30 years, retiring in 1995. Homer restored tractors and collected and traded guns.
Survivors include: wife, Virginia; children, Jenny Myers of Fremont, Homer Myers Jr. of Omaha, Cindy (and husband, Dan) Beacom of Lincoln and Michelle (and husband, Troy) Riley of Fremont; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Ramona Sinkbile of Grand Island; and a brother, Larnie, of Murchison, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bert and Rose; brothers, Marvin and Herb; infant sister, Lois; and granddaughter, Shannon Adams.
The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Reichmuth Funeral Home in Elkhorn. Visitation will be noon to 5 p.m. Sunday with family receiving friends from noon to 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Prospect Hill.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or Calvary Methodist Church.
Online condolences may be made to www.reichmuthfuneralhomes.com
Reichmuth Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.