In loving memory of

Joshua R. Meyer
December 29, 1981 - May 17, 2020

In following the recommendations of the Iowa Department of Public Health Disaster Emergency, as well as, careful consideration for the family and friends of Joshua, his family has decided not to have a public memorial at this time. They plan to have a memorial at a later date. Anyone wishing to send a card can to Ron Meyer 216 210th street, Whittemore, IA 50598.

Joshua Ronald Meyer was born December 29, 1981, in Algona, Iowa, the son of Ronald and Mary Ellen (Elbert) Meyer. He grew up in Whittemore and graduated from Bishop Garrigan High School in 2000. While in high school Joshua was all-state in football and played golf. After graduating Josh went on to DMACC to earn a degree in Horticulture. Josh went to work for Jester Park Golf Course in Granger then to American Fence before moving back to Whittemore where he worked for AGP and White Transfer.

Josh's proudest moment in his life, was when he became a father to his son, Cooper Joshua Meyer on October 1, 2007. The bond they had with each other was unlike any other. They both loved spending time with each other and enjoyed doing many activities together. Josh enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting, watching sports especially the Iowa Hawkeyes. He also, loved spending time with family and friends.

Joshua died Sunday, May 17, 2020, at MercyOne in Des Moines. He was 38.

Josh is survived by his son, Cooper Meyer of Sheldon; father, Ron Meyer of Whittemore; brother, Ben Meyer and friend, Jodi Duhn and her son, Jackson of Milford; aunts and uncles, Dan and Maureen Elbert of Whittemore, Mick and Patty Elbert of Algona, and Linda Meyer of Oelwein and many cousins.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Ellen Meyer; paternal grandparents, Ernst and Leona Meyer; maternal grandparents, Edmund and Mary Elbert; godfather, Ken Meyer; and godmother, Eileen Bell; uncle, Chuck Bell, and sister-in-law, Brooke Meyer.

Tributes

Ginny Bormann Thompson wrote on May 24, 2020:

"I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Josh. It feels like just yesterday I was babysitting him and Ben. May God continue to give you and your family strength during this most difficult time. Sending prayers and hugs."

Roberta EngstromDurand wrote on May 23, 2020:

"Ron, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers."

MZ - class of 2000 wrote on May 21, 2020:

"Praying for your family, that God gives you strength to get through the pain of losing a great son, brother, father and friend. "

David Burrow wrote on May 21, 2020:

"I was so sorry to hear about Josh. He will be missed by everyone who knew him. My deepest sympathy to all his family."

Joel & Carla Skow wrote on May 20, 2020:

"Prayers to your family for the loss of a very special young man and his son. May God bless you all during this difficult time"

Barb Kramer wrote on May 20, 2020:

"Josh was one of my favorites. He was a peer helper his senior year at Garrigan. He could check in books as quickly as I could. He was always willing to give me a hug when we saw each other. Ron & Ben you have my deepest sympathy. Josh will be greatly missed."

Mary K. Donovan wrote on May 20, 2020:

"My deepest sympathy for you Ron and Ben. I always enjoyed Josh a very nice guy. Bless his heart"

Sheryl Goodenow wrote on May 20, 2020:

"You are all in my thoughts and prayers as you deal with this huge loss and grief...especially Cooper, Ron and Ben. May you find the strength to heal and move forward as Josh would want. He will be missed by so many..hugs and prayers for all of you ...???. Sheryl Goodenow "

Megan Carstens-Reuland wrote on May 20, 2020:

"Thinking of you all during this very difficult time. May God wrap his loving arms around you all as you navigate this new chapter. Megan Carstens"

Deborah Haley wrote on May 20, 2020:

"Although I didn?t know my cousin Josh, I know he was a great guy & Dad. He was a Meyer-Elbert and loved by all. Too much grief too soon for my IA family. My heart goes out to Cooper, Ron, Ben & all his loving cousins who supported him. ? "

Liz Buscher wrote on May 20, 2020:

"Sending you lots of love and hugs! Continued prayers for the rest of fa"

The Besaw Family wrote on May 20, 2020:

"Thinking of you Cooper. Sorry to hear about your dad. Your friend and classmate, Rachel Besaw"

Irene Fitzgerald wrote on May 20, 2020:

"Your family is in my thoughts and prayers and for strength for this difficult time i enjoyed the time I got to talk to Josh "

Ivan and Carolyn Frederiksen wrote on May 20, 2020:

"Our deepest sympathies Ron, Cooper and Ben. Prayers for strength in this very difficult times. Ivan and Carolyn Frederiksen "

Kurt and lynette Hankins wrote on May 20, 2020:

"Praying for comfort. Kurt and i send our deepest sympathy to you and your family."

Jerry and Myrna Meyer wrote on May 19, 2020:

"Ron, Cooper and Ben, - Our deepest sympathy to you at this sad time. We will keep you in our prayers."

Anne wrote on May 19, 2020:

"Prayers for the family of Josh . Remember the good times in your hearts"

Mary Kuhlmann wrote on May 19, 2020:

"I am so sorry to hear about Josh. I will be keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. "

Sue & Pat Murphy wrote on May 19, 2020:

"Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. May Josh be greeted by his Mom, and the rest of his family in Heaven. Always enjoyed seeing Josh, he always had a smile on his face. Prayers will continue for you Ron, Ben & family."

Don & Deb Schulz wrote on May 18, 2020:

"Ron Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the days ahead. We know what a great Dad you are and the love and care during Josh?s illness. May God grant you strength to endure. Our Deepest Sympathy. "

Dennis and Joyce Frideres wrote on May 18, 2020:

"Our deepest sympathy to you Ron and family. He is now in peace with his mom. God bless you and prayers continue. Denny and Joyce Frideres "

Dennis and Joyce Frideres wrote on May 18, 2020:

"Our deepest sympathy "

Dennis and Joyce Frideres wrote on May 18, 2020:

"Our deepest sympathy to you Ron and family. He is in peace now with his mom. God bless you all . Praying for you. "