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John F. Meyer, II.
John F. Meyer, II, age 64 of Jefferson City, passed away Monday, September 30, 2019, at his residence.
John was born August 10, 1955, in Jefferson City, a son to the late John F. and Emily Rose (Knaebel) Meyer.
John attended school at Immaculate Conception School in Loose Creek. He was a 1973 graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Hannibal. A 1977 graduate of Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio. A 1982 graduate of Lincoln University with a master’s degree in Educational Guidance and Counseling.
On July 23, 1994, he was united in marriage to Margaret McKee at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Loose Creek. She survives of the home.
John was employed by the State of Missouri as a Drug and Alcohol counselor for several years. From 1992 until 1998 he was a Recruiter for Lincoln University and from 1998 until 2006 he was a Career Counselor at State Technical College in Linn. In 2006, John went back to work at Lincoln University as a Career Counselor until his retirement on November 2, 2011. After his retirement, John worked as a substitute teacher for the Jefferson City Public School District until his passing.
John was a devoted member of his church, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jefferson City teaching the Confirmation Program for over 20 years. He was also a member of the Msgr. John B. Pleus Knights of Columbus Council #14906 of Jefferson City where he held several offices, and a member of the Dan C. Coppin Assembly #573 of Jefferson City where he served as past Faithful Navigator and Faithful Captain for the Assembly. John was also a member of the United Sportsman’s Club of Jefferson City.
John enjoyed shooting skeet, flying drones, was an avid reader, and loved his Ford Mustang.
In addition to his spouse of 25 years, John is survived by: two sisters, Cecilia Freeman and her husband Randy of Houston, Texas and Mary Elizabeth Simeroth and her husband Perry of St. Charles; nieces and nephews, Andrew, Robert, and Thomas Simeroth, Elizabeth Neidrauer and her husband Denis, and Mark Freeman; one great niece, Emma White and many extended family members and friends.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 6, 2019, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jefferson City with a prayer service at 3:00 p.m. An additional visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 7, 2019, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jefferson City.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 7, 2019, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jefferson City with Fr. Paul M. Hartley and Fr. Donald Antweiler as co-celebrants. Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery in Jefferson City.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Masses for John or Special Olympics Training for Life Center in his memory.
Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn, Missouri (897-2214) www.mortonchapel.com
Margaret, Cecilia, and Mary,
It was a shock to get the news about John. I saw him at my Fathers Funeral in July. John has been a good friend since the first day we met at St Thomas in 1970, we spent a lot of time together until he graduatedfrom the Josephinum in 1977. His spirit filled any room he entered, and it put people at ease, he never met a stranger. I will miss our visits and conversations. The world is a lesser place without him.
Please know you are in our prayers. Bless you all.
His faith and commitment to the church was an example to those around him. He will be missed
Joseph Jansen Oct 8 2019 12:00 AM
To Margaret and all of Johnny's family: I was blessed to get to know him by way of a dear mutual friend, Fr Paul Hartley, and I can say that John was a wonderful person, a great wit, a wondrously memorable character----someone about whom you can truly say that the Lord "threw the mold out" after he created John---and a fine man of faith. He is and will be sorely missed: I shall offer several Masses for him in the very near future. May the dear Lord strengthen and bless you all!
Fr Phil Kane
Fr Phil Kane Oct 6 2019 12:00 AM
During the many years that John worked at Lincoln, He was one of the most caring representatives I had the great pleasure to know in my 31 years career. In addition the times that we met outside that venue, John was friendly, happy and compassionate. I am so sorry for his pasing.
Sergio M. Fernandez Oct 3 2019 12:00 AM
To the family of John Meyer, may you find peace in your collection of cherished memories. I met John on my first day as an incoming college freshman at the Pontifical College Josephinum. I was a new guy in a new school who didn't know anyone. John saw me, struck up a conversation, was welcoming and invited me to join him at the Ohio State Fair that afternoon. He always had a smile, made those around him feel comfortable and interesting and he gave good advice. While I lost track of "Johnny Meyer" I never lost my appreciation of him. Into God's Hands...
John Sauer Oct 3 2019 12:00 AM
So sorry for your loss. Prayers are sent.
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Expression of Sympathy Oct 2 2019 12:00 AM
Margaret, so sorry to hear of John's passing. Such a good guy heaven has gained.
Linda, the former secretary at IC.
Linda Sommers Oct 2 2019 12:00 AM
So to hear about the loss of your family member
Jamieneuner Oct 2 2019 12:00 AM
Shocked and saddened to hear of John's passing. What a towering personality he was! So full of life and such a wonderful spirit. I shot skeet with John nearly every week for the past year or so. I so enjoyed our car rides together out to California, Mo. We had so many great conversations. I will miss him. My condolences to all he left behind.
Bob McEowen Oct 2 2019 12:00 AM