A Mass of Christian Burial was observed on June 2nd at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars, with Reverend James Tigges officiating. Burial was at 3:00 p.m. Saturday in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Cherokee, with Military Honors provided by the V.F.W., L.A. Wescott Post #2253. The Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars is assisting the family with arrangements.
Paul Raymond Meylor was born July 13, 1922 on the family farm near Marcus in Cherokee County, the son of Ray and Mary (Cox) Meylor. He was raised in Cherokee County and graduated from Immaculate Conception Parochial High School in Cherokee. In 1942 he went to Alaska and worked on the Alcan Highway. He entered the U.S. Army Air Corp. in 1943 and attended Cadet Pilot Training School. At the end of W.W. II, he was honorably discharged and returned home to the Cherokee area and began his career raising livestock and farming. He married Elizabeth Marie Ruhland May 22, 1950 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church -- Neptune, in Lincoln Township. Following their marriage the couple farmed for 50 years southeast of Cherokee. They moved to Le Mars in 2000.
Paul was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars, a former longtime member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee, an Honorary Life Member of the Knights of Columbus, Trinity Council #1466, a member of the 4th. Degree Knights of Columbus, Garrigan Assembly in Sioux City, and a member of the American Legion, Wasmer Post #241. He had also served as a board member for the A.S.C. Office and had served on the board for the Cleghorn and Cherokee Elevators for many years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son James "Jamie" Meylor; a granddaughter Kari Meylor; three brothers: John Dean in childhood, Dr. Don Meylor, and Dr. R.J. Meylor; a sister Mary Elaine Meylor; and a brother-in-law Roman Sitzmann.
Survivors include his wife Betty of Le Mars; five children: Dr. Dean Meylor and his wife Jeanene of Greensboro, N.C., Dr. Cliff Meylor and his wife Deb of Sioux City, Dr. Wayne Meylor and his wife Kris of Le Mars, Dr. Lee Meylor and his wife Laurie of Storm Lake, and Mary Lundsgaard and her husband Steve of Cherokee; a daughter-in-law Kay Meylor of Cherokee; 16 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; three sisters: Ann Hoomany and her husband John of Boco Ratan, Fla., Ginger Sitzmann of Le Mars, and Dr. Ramona Kennedy and her husband Dr. Al Kennedy of Cherokee; a sister-in-law Ann Meylor of Le Mars; and many nieces and nephews.