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Harold Robert Meyers

Obituary for Harold Robert Meyers

April 30, 1924 - May 29, 2018
San Antonio, Texas | Age 94

... humble, witty and a joy to be with, to work with and to learn from ...


Harold (Hal) Robert Meyers, 94, passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at his residence at Blue Skies of Texas in San Antonio. Harold was born on April 30, 1924 to Henry Charles Meyers and Iva Hinch Meyers in Washburn, North Dakota. He graduated from Lancaster High School in Lancaster, Wisconsin and graduated with highest honors from the University of Wisconsin, Platteville.

Harold served as a Second Lieutenant in the Army Air Corps in World War II. After the war, he returned to civilian life in Wisconsin and met the love of his life, Lucille. They married and a year later, their first child was born, David Harold Meyers. Harold and Lucille's second son, Robert Charles Meyers, was born four years after David. Harold returned to the US Air Force during the Korean War and served as a career officer until 1970, when he retired with the rank of Lt. Colonel. Among his many awards during his service, Harold received the Air Force Commendation Medal, Oak Leaf Cluster.

In 1973, Harold and Lucille moved to Austin, Texas. Harold worked for the next 17 years managing investment portfolios, first for Austin National Bank and then for the pension fund, Teacher Retirement System of Texas. In 1991, Harold and Lucille moved to their retirement home in Air Force Village II, San Antonio.
Harold is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Lucille, his brother, Charles Henry Meyers, and his sister, Mary Lois Mink. He is survived by his son David (and wife Patty) Meyers, his son Robert Meyers, and his granddaughter Katherine Meyers.

Harold was a proud member of the Masonic Lodge throughout his adult life, achieving the title of Master Mason in the Scottish Rite. He was awarded the 33rd degree for sustained and significant service. Harold was a devout Christian and worked tirelessly in many churches wherever he lived. Harold was a commercial and instrument rated pilot and passed along his love of flying to his two sons, who also became pilots. His love of the sport of golf came late in life, but he pursued it like he did with snow skiing, with great enjoyment.

Harold's range of talents is legendary. He was an expert carpenter, plumber and electrician. He could fly an airplane, manage a farm with all of its livestock, and be able to create an investment portfolio of stocks, bonds and real estate that could outperform that of his contemporaries. His investment opinions were sought out by the Wall Street Journal and his campfire stories and teachings were sought out by many Boy Scouts. He was humble, witty and a joy to be with, to work with and to learn from.

It is said that gratitude is the exclamation point after the narration of our lives.

Harold leaves behind a legacy of devotion to family, a remembrance of genuine affection to his friends and an example of warmth and trustworthiness to all who met him.

All of us whose lives were touched by him will be forever grateful.

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