Udell H. Meyer, age 84, of Hamel, passed away Friday, December 26 at Hitz Memorial Home in Alhambra. Funeral services for 84 year old Udell H. Meyer will be Monday, December 29 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hamel. Burial will be in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. to service time at the church. Arrangements are being handled by Dauderman Mortuary, Hamel, IL,
He was born on Tuesday, December 02, 1930, in Collinsville, IL, the son of Henry C. and Edna C. (nee Fischer) Meyer.
On Saturday, September 12, 1959, he married Norma J. Meyer (nee Klueter) who survives.
He was a member of Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Hamel, IL; Plumbers and Gas Fitters Local 360, Collinsville, IL; Illinois State Bee Keeper Association; St. Clair Bee Keeper Association; American Legion-Post 199, Edwardsville, IL; Madison County Farm Bureau; Prime Timers; AARP; Alhambra Senior Citizens; Hamel Golden Agers; Pin Oaks Senior Citizens; 4-H Leader (10 years).
Udell grew up in Collinsville, IL; he was a 1948 graduate from Collinsville High School. He served with the US Army, with active duty in Korea during the Korean Conflict from Dec 03, 1951 to Sept 08, 1953. He was a union plumber with E.G. Maag, E. St. Louis, IL and later with Schaulat Plumbing, Collinsville, IL; he retired after 45 years. He worked 35 years part-time for the Department of Agriculture as a honey bee inspector. He was a honey bee keeper for 55 years. He ran the “Honey Booth” at the Madison County Fair for 45 years. He was a retired farmer that began farming in 1968. He was very active in many organizations.
Wife – Norma J. Meyer nee Klueter, rural Hamel, IL
Daughter – Paula J. (James) Kipp, Staunton, IL
Daughter – Karla J. (Ade) Adeshakin, Columbia, MO
Daughter – Linda K. (Tony) Godell, Troy, IL
Grandchild – Hannah R. Kipp, Staunton, IL
Grandchild – Alexia H. Adeshakin, Columbia, MO
Grandchild – Brandon L. Adeshakin, Columbia, MO
Grandchild – Tyler A. Godell, Troy, IL
Grandchild – Aaron J. Kipp, Staunton, IL
Grandchild – Michaela J. Kipp, Staunton, IL
Grandchild – Katelyn K. Godell, Troy, IL
Great Grandchild – Savannah R. Roberts, Staunton, IL
He was preceded in death by:
Father – Henry C. Meyer
Mother – Edna C. Meyer nee Fischer
102 E State Street
Hame, IL 62046