Daniel Meyer, 52

Daniel James Meyer, a resident of Little Falls, died Thursday at St. Otto’s Care Center in Little Falls.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Little Falls, with Father Nick Landsberger officiating. Burial was held at Lake View Cemetery in Grey Eagle.

Daniel James Meyer was born March 15, 1959, at St. Gabriel’s Hospital in Little Falls, to Raymond and Judith (Hendrickson) Meyer. He grew up in the Pierz area and graduated from Pierz High School. He was united in marriage to Jeanne Black in December 1981 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Little Falls. The couple was blessed with a daughter, Alicia Meyer. The couple later divorced but remained close friends. Daniel was a union painter for 21 years, working for various companies. Daniel also worked for Index 53 Eyewear in St. Joseph for six years. Daniel treasured his time spent with his daughter, Alicia, fishing, attending ball games and races. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling, playing softball, watching the Minnesota Vikings and attending his nephew’s baseball games. Daniel was an avid Minnesota Twins fan and a NASCAR fan. He had a tremendous die cast car collection. Daniel enjoyed going to the races at Sauk Centre Speedway. He was an active member of the Painters Union #884, where he served as president of the union for three years and trustee for nine years and the Moose Lodge.

Daniel will be remembered as a loving son, father, brother and uncle by his father, Raymond Meyer of Pierz; mother, Judith (Roger) Rauch of Pierz; daughter, Alicia (Blake) Aura of Maplewood; siblings, Diana (Jim) Kalis of Little Falls, Ken (Debbie) Meyer of Little Falls and Mark (Lorraine) Meyer of Pierz; nephews and nieces, Justin Kalis, Kyle Kalis, Logan Kalis, Misty Meyer, Jori Meyer, Caleb Meyer and Jacob Meyer; great-nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Nick and Loretta Meyer and Albert and Martha Hendrickson; aunts, uncles and cousins.

Casketbearers were Logan Kalis, Justin Kalis, Jacob Meyer, Kyle Kalis, Caleb Meyer and Jory Meyer.Honorary casketbearers were Steve Tschida, Scott Williams, Greg Fietek, Pete Larsen Bob Lane, Tim Calhoun, Steve Bourassa, Ken Carper, Bud Frasil, Norm Kuhlmey, Mark Nesheim and Steve Vogl.

Emblom-Brenny Funeral Home