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Harold Meyer

September 6, 1935 — January 27, 2022

Harold LuRay Meyer passed away peacefully at Grundy County Memorial Hospital on Thursday, January 27th, at 86 years of age.

Funeral services for LuRay will be held at 10:30am on Thursday, February 3, 2022, at the First Christian Reformed Church (12420 185th St.) in Wellsburg, Iowa. Rev. Steven Mulder will be officiating the services. Public visitation will be held from 5:00 – 7:00pm on Wednesday, February 2, 2022, at the Abels Funeral Home (304 North Adams, PO Box 177, Wellsburg, IA 50680). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed in LuRay’s name to his family. For further information or to leave an online condolence, please visit

LuRay Meyer was born on September 6, 1935, in Wellsburg, IA. He was the son of Lubert and Jennie (Eckhoff) Meyer. When he was two years old, he contracted polio. Braces soon became a staple of his everyday life. LuRay attended Timothy Christian School and the Wellsburg Community School, graduating in 1953. He continued his education at Calvin College (Grand Rapids, MI), learning the printing trade. He completed his two-year degree in one year. Upon graduation, he worked numerous jobs in the printing industry.

LuRay was united in marriage to Karen Sassaman on October 11, 1966.  They were blessed with three children: Myles Ray, Melinda Kay, and Michelle Renae. LuRay was a life-long member of 1st Christian Reformed Church in Wellsburg. He was an avid Iowa Hawkeyes and Chicago Cubs fan. He was also a lover of all things John Deere and Ford.

Upon his retirement, LuRay continued to enjoy mowing lawns for himself and others in town. He also helped Karen with her at-home daycare. He liked to read the newspaper, loved watching sports, and listening to the evening news.  Spending quality time with his family was very important to him.

LuRay is survived by his mother-in-law, Elner (Foote) Sassaman, and his three children: Myles (Sheryl) Meyer of Holland, Melinda (Mark) Reding of Grundy Center, and Michelle Fink of Cedar Falls. He leaves behind eight grandchildren: Candice and Samuel Meyer; Bailey and Skylar Reding; Angelic, Madison, Noah, and Samantha Fink. As well as ten nephews and five nieces.

LuRay was preceded in death by his father and mother, Lubert and Jennie Meyer, his wife, Karen, and his younger brother, Boyd Meyer.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, February 2, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Wellsburg Doyen Chapel


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Funeral Service

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

First Christian Reformed Church (Wellsburg, Iowa)


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