Glen Elmer Meyer was born on May 6, 1927, on a farm south of Westside, the son of William and Josephine (Bahnsen) Meyer. He was baptized at the family farm and confirmed at the former United Church of Christ in Westside. Glen attended country school and graduated from Westside High School, the class of 1946. After graduation, Glen farmed the family farm south of Westside with his father and brother. He was married to Deloris Jean Wittmaack on November 16, 1947, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Denison. Glen continued to farm, and also drove school bus for the Ar-We-Va school district for about 20 years. Glen and Deloris moved to Westside following his retirement from farming. Throughout his life Glen served on the Aspenwall Co-Op Board for about 25 years. He also organized the Hayes Township Community Chest.
Glen was a member of the Hayes Township Schuetzenverein for over 65 years, and was the King of the annual Schuetzenverein King Shoot for two consecutive years. He held many positions in the Schuetzenverein organization. After retirement from farming, he continued to drive school bus and also was Mayor of Westside for several years. Glen also was the town's maintenance worker and served as a volunteer police officer. He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Arcadia and held many positions, including President, Elder, Sunday School teacher, and Trustee. Glen and Deloris moved to Westwood Knolls Apartments in 2000 for health reasons.
Glen's hobbies included woodworking, building and selling doll furniture, and attending craft shows. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, trapping, and camping. He enjoyed playing the harmonica at area nursing homes.
Glen is survived by his wife Deloris and three daughters, Gail Meyer of Des Moines and son Brian Meyer, Janet Janning and her husband Richard of Carroll, and children Nicholas Janning and Brenda Janning, and Karen Skadeland and her husband Kim and children Tami Phillips and her husband Nathan, Tracy Sanford and her husband Robert; Kevin Skadeland of Larrabee, a sister Helen Jean Haase of Denison; two sisters-in-law, Lucille Waldron of Denison, and Norma Wittmaack of Lincoln, Nebraska, and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, two brothers, and three nephews.