Eugene R. Meyers, 83, of Chilton died Nov. 28, 2021 at Ascension Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh.
He was born Dec. 13, 1937 in Green Bay, son of the late Leo and Madelyn Meyers. He married Ione Breckheimer on May 21, 1960, and together they had eight children.
Eugene loved being a farmer but didn’t let the hard work stop him from having fun. He loved fishing and sturgeon spearing, taking in a ball game or playing softball and listening to polka music. He liked bowling, dancing, playing cards and butchering with family and friends. He served as a volunteer fireman for the Town of Calumet Fire Department for 25 years. Ione and the family wants him to know they will miss him and love him always.
Eugene is survived by his wife, Ione; his children, Gerry (Jessie) Meyers, Richard “Rick” (Linda) Meyers, Leonard (Sherryl) Meyers, Wayne (Kathy) Meyers, Kevin (Tammy) Meyers, Joan (Gerry) Karls and Connie (Andy) Gehl; 27 grandchildren, Christopher, Patrick, Jeremy, Austin, Alicia, Riley, Alonda, Saide, Jack, Ryan, Dustin, Jason, Marissa, Mitchell, Matthew, Mason, Andrea, Hunter, Madison, David, Emily, Jon, Mike, Jacob, Maria and Jared; five great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Mary Breckheimer.
Eugene was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Madelyn; his son, Gordon Meyers; his grandson, Josh; Ione’s parents, Leo and Maude Breckheimer; and brothers-in-law Don Breckheimer, Dale Breckheimer, Earl Breckheimer and Gene Breckheimer.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 6 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Johnsburg. Friends may call from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5 at the Wieting Family Funeral Home, 411 W. Main in Chilton, and from 9 until 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Johnsburg on the morning of the service. Committal prayers will take place at Holy Trinity Cemetery in Jericho following the funeral service. A vigil service will be held at the end of Sunday’s visitation.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staffs at Willowdale Health Services, Ascension Calumet Hospital and Ascension Mercy Hospital for their excellent care.