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Vernon "Woody" Meyer

December 5, 1968 — March 15, 2024

Sergeant Bluff, IA

Vernon E. “Woody” Meyer, 55, of Sgt. Bluff, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 15, 2024, at MercyOne Medical Center following a severe stroke.

Visitation will be held at Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel on Thursday, March 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 22, 2024, at Sunnybrook Community Church. Burial at Graceland and lunch at the church will follow.

Vernon was born on December 5, 1968, to Harlan and Connie (Bartlett) Meyer in Sac City, Iowa. He attended Sac City Schools prior to moving to Lytton. He graduated from Lytton High School in 1987 where he excelled in football, basketball, track, golf, and baseball. He was also incredibly involved with FFA and 4-H serving as county president. Vernon attended Morningside College and later transferred to Westmar College, where he graduated in 1993. While in Le Mars, he was employed at Westmar, Alco, Adlers, and bartended at Archies and Dar’s Rock ‘N Roll Palace where he became known as Woody as he looked like Woody from Cheers.

It was in the Le Mars HyVee where he would meet Aileen Berg. They were married on June 19, 1993, in Le Mars. They would go on to have three beautiful and amazing daughters who were the light of his eye. He was the “Fun Dad” where jokes were plentiful and was always up for any whim that they thought up. Building forts and snowmen, giving the best bull rides, ziplining (which he hated) and baking pumpkin bread for the whole neighborhood are just some of the adventures they experienced.

Vernon would work at HyVee in Le Mars and Sioux City and later MCI. In 2000, Vernon began his career with the Boy Scouts of America. It was here that lifelong friendships with many BSA volunteers and professionals began. He would later continue in non-profit service with the Gospel Mission and the Boys Club. He ventured into the private sector, working at Adventure Services, and entered the credit processing world with Heartland Payment Systems and Get Beyond. It was during this time that his love of wine, food and fellowship would culminate in the opening of M’s on 4th. Many wonderful friendships were forged during this time. He loved his employees and all that entered M’s doors. He always worked to provide a wonderful experience. While still running the restaurant, Vernon became the Food and Nutrition Manager at MercyOne in early 2020. This position opened an entirely different world of healthcare and serving those who serve others and those in their care. It allowed him a unique opportunity to be nearby when his daughter became ill. He returned to Get Beyond in 2022 and had just recently ventured to start his own small business solutions company after Get Beyond was acquired. Vernon was also involved in the Sioux City Downtown Rotary Club serving as President in 2012 and the Trees of Siouxland committee.

In his free time, Vernon loved golfing, boating, camping and simply sitting around a firepit with great friends. He loved watching sports and cheering on his Phillies, Raiders, Celtics, and Flyers, but his Iowa Hawkeyes would always be at the top of the list no matter what sport or season. While sports were a big part of his entire life, his faith in Christ was what he relied upon and strove to grow in. He cherished his time in the numerous studies and groups he became involved with to study and grow in God’s word and plans.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Aileen, Sgt. Bluff; his two daughters, Paige, of Sioux City, and Jenna from Sgt. Bluff; brother Justin (Erinn) Meyer and their children Caidyn and Aspen; mother-in-law Etta DeJager and her husband Don DeJager, Le Mars; sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles.

Vernon was preceded in death by his daughter, Corinne; his parents, Harlan and Connie Meyer; father-in-law, Carrol Berg; and nephew, Mason Meyer.

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