Pastor David J. Meyer
Born: June 05, 1950
Died: June 08, 2010
Services: Memorial service will be on Friday, June 18, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at Truth Tabernacle - Last Trumpet Ministries, 815 S. Spring Street in Beaver Dam. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Beaver Dam.
Visitation: Friends may call at the time of service.
David J. Meyer, a beloved husband, father, and minister, went home to be with his Lord and Saviour Tuesday, June 8th, 2010, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. After a brave fight with illness, David, a resident of Beaver Dam, passed away to glory at the age of sixty surrounded by his wife and children.
Memorial service will be on Friday, June 18, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at Truth Tabernacle - Last Trumpet Ministries, 816 S. Spring Street in Beaver Dam. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Beaver Dam.
David J. Meyer was born June 5th, 1950, in Clintonville, Wisconsin, to Gordon and Alvina Meyer. He began his ministry at the age of nineteen and became an ordained minister a few years later. On September 18th, 1971, he married Shirley Wedlund with whom he raised a family and shared his ministry. In 1974, he and his wife Shirley founded a church in Beaver Dam. Over the years, he has faithfully taught and preached at Truth Tabernacle. In 1981, he began publishing the Last Trumpet Newsletter, which became international, reaching many people throughout the twenty-nine years it’s been printed. He also traveled and held seminars throughout the United States and in Jamaica.
He graduated from Clintonville High School and then received his Associate of Arts degree at Fox Valley Technical Institute. He completed ten years of service with the University of Wisconsin system as a master locksmith. During that time he was honored with many awards and certificates, including the highest reward presented by the Governor of Wisconsin. He also did computer programming and security systems designing and analysis.
David was known as a kind, generous, intelligent man who inspired people with his faith and hope in God. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, minister, and friend. He was serious about his work for the Lord, but he was also known for his sense of humor and amiable personality. He loved science and taught it to home schooled children. He enjoyed telling stories, and often included tales about his African Grey parrot, Professor, and his cockatiel, Simon. He was a man of many interests, who aspired to be both knowledgeable and proficient in whatever he was doing.
David leaves behind his wife, Shirley (Wedlund) Meyer; eight children: Ruth (Anthony) Barbieri of Bellevue, Washington; Nathaniel (Renee) Meyer of Fond du Lac; Sarah Meyer of Madison; Rebekah (Travis) Kline of Columbus; Samuel Meyer of Beaver Dam; Jayne Meyer of Beaver Dam; Victoria (Carl) Liljander of Beaver Dam, and Anna Meyer of Beaver Dam. He was the grandfather of Sofia Barbieri (4), Carla Liljander (2), Abigail Meyer (2) and Zachary Liljander (9 months), and he was anticipating the birth of his fifth grandchild later this year. He also leaves behind three sisters: Jeannette Rosenheim of Pewaukee, Donna Waite of Florida, and Sharon (Ron) Lange of Clintonville; four brothers: Leroy (Virginia) Meyer of Clintonville, Gordon (Joyce) Meyer of Watertown, Gary (Twyla) Meyer of Ontario, Canada, and Allan (Donna) Meyer of Clintonville; many nieces and nephews; his congregation at Truth Tabernacle, and many friends throughout the world.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Gordon and Alvina Meyer; his brother, Roger Meyer; and a grandson, Raphael Barbieri.