ALVIN A. MEYER (1939-2020) LOCAL #12 WATERLOO POLICE DEPARTMENT

ALVIN A. MEYER (1939-2020) LOCAL #12 WATERLOO POLICE DEPARTMENT

02/25/2020

Alvin A. Meyer

October 8, 1939 to February 25, 2020

Alvin A. Meyer, age 80, of Waterloo, died Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at MercyOne Waterloo Medical Center.

He was born October 8, 1939 in Elkader, Iowa, the son of Alvin Allen and Gwendolyn Marie (Bruns) Meyer.  Alvin graduated from Elma (IA) High School with the Class of 1958, attended college for a time and the FBI Academy.  He enlisted in the US Marine Corps on August 5, 1958, served for 4 years and was honorable discharged on August 3, 1962.  Alvin was united in marriage with Vivian Louise Patterson on September 12, 1959 in Elma. 

Alvin retired as assistant Police Chief for the City of Waterloo in 1994 after 30 years of service.  He taught flying for 23 years at Ranchero and Waterloo airports.  He flew commercially, was a flight examiner and teacher.  In retirement he worked part-time as a driver for Rosewood Estates.  He was a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waterloo and a lifetime member of the Evansdale AMVETS.  Alvin enjoyed traveling and spending winters with Vivian in Arizona.

Survivors include his wife, Vivian of Waterloo; 2 sons, Paul A. (Shawna) Meyer of Waterloo and Kevin L. (Karyn) Meyer of Whiteland, IN; a daughter, Sheri A. (Rick) Spooner of Waterloo; 5 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; 3 sisters, Donna (Lee) Rausch of Sumner, IA; Betty (Gary) Reif and Connie (Jim) Droste, all of Waterloo; 2 brothers, Francis (Sandra) Meyer of Waterloo and James (Karen) Meyer of Mechanicsville, VA.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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