Nicholas Kenneth (Nick) Meyer, 76 of rural Weir, KS died at 1:15 p.m. Saturday July 6, 2013 at his home in rural Weir.

Nicholas Kenneth (Nick) Meyer, 76 of rural Weir, KS died at 1:15 p.m. Saturday July 6, 2013 at his home in rural Weir.

He was born July 18, 1936 at the family farm in Lawton, KS the son of Herman and Rose (Fox) Meyer.  He was a lifetime resident of the Weir area and a graduate of St. Maryís/Colgan High School.

Nick married Julita Ann Paulie in 1965 in Miami, OK; she preceded him in death on January 20, 1989.

He farmed his entire life working for his family and himself.  He worked as a seed dealer for Cargill for many years and had the joy of being a top salesman many of those years selling grain seed to neighbors and friends.

Nick loved to travel and from an early age would take car trips across the country and to Mexico.  When his children were young, he built a camper and showed his family there was more to life than just the local area.   

In the late 1980’s with Julita’s encouragement, Nick started wood working, a life-long hobby.  He made cypress clocks, a hobby that turned into a new career and passion, and sold them at craft shows all over the Midwest.  Early on with the help of a friend, he started cutting names out of wood and selling them at the craft shows.  He was coined, “The Buzz Cutter” in a newspaper article and kept the name throughout his career. He continued selling his wooden handy work until he died.  

Nick was a member of the St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in Scammon, the Pittsburg Elks Lodge (and previously the Galena Elks), the Carona Train Club, Spring River Boat Club and a former member of the Scammon Knights of Columbus.

He held various offices in the organizations in which he participated.  He loved attending Bingo in Weir, and at the Pittsburg Elks.  He was coined the “Heckler” for always joking with the crowed and the person calling the numbers.  He was often seen selling cards for the bingos and occasionally selling food out of the kitchens to help raise money for the organizations.

He also had a life-long love and fascination with trains.  He often helped at the train rides out of Carona and was assigned Conductor of one of the train cars.

Survivors include 2 sons-Ted Meyer of Scammon, Steven (Kent) Meyer of Kansas City, MO; 4 daughters-Inga Atkinson of Great Bend, Diane Ferrel of Topeka, Jenifer Stone of Andale, Patti Vander Meer of Great Bend.  2 brothers Charles Meyer of Scammon, Mike Meyer of Weir, and a sister-Sister Ann Meyer of Pittsburg; 11 Grandchildren and 2 Great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, 3 brothers Eddie Joe, Ted and Leo Meyer and 2 sisters Rosalee Meyer and Mary Frances Duffin.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday July 9, 2013 at the St. Bridgetís Catholic Church in Scammon with Father Chrysostom AhMaung as celebrant.  Burial will follow in the St. Bridgetís Cemetery.  The parish rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Monday at the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home in Pittsburg where the family will receive friends following until 8 p.m.  Condolences can be sent to  Memorial contributions can be made to the Carona Train Club or the Pittsburg Elks Lodge No. 412.  Memorials may be brought by or mailed to the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home 522 S. Broadway Pittsburg, KS 66762.