Richard Meyer

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Richard C. Meyer, 85, passed away on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, at Calhoun Nursing and Rehab.

He was born on May 6, 1938, in Granite City, IL to the late Harry and Ruby (Pease) Meyer.

Richard married, Joyce Ann Oberdieck, she preceded him in death.

Richard started his career in the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office in 1976, starting as a deputy sheriff. He was voted in as sheriff in 1982 and served until 1986, returning as sheriff from 1994 until retiring in 2006. He also served as a volunteer EMT for the county for 25 years, served as the Village of Brussels Marshall, served as the county chairman for the republican party after retiring as sheriff, and was the county coroner for 12 years. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps for 3 years. He was a member of the Illinois Sheriff’s Association and was a lifetime member of the Brussel’s American Legion Post 685 and the NRA.

He is survived by two sons, Matt (Tara) Meyer and Mark (Valorie) Meyer; three grandchildren, Zoey Joyce Ann Meyer, Zach Lefler, and Abigail Lefler; two siblings, Ronnie (Eva) Meyer and Judy (John) McDaniels; Special Friend, Kay Long; and adopted daughter, Tina Batha.

He was preceded in death by his wife and parents.

Visitation will be Sunday, May 5, 2024, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Brussels.

Funeral Service will be held on Monday, May 6, 2024, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Brussels, on what would have been his 86th Birthday.

Burial will follow at St. Paul’s Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials can be made to Calhoun Ambulance, St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, or Point Fire Department.

Online Condolences maybe given at

Obit Provided By:
Gress, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home

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