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In Loving Memory

Meyer, Vincent R. , CMSgt.

January 22, 1958 - April 16, 2024

CMSgt. Vincent R. Meyer, age 66, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, from a valiant battle of cancer. He was a proud retired Air Force recruiter of 28 years and took pride in helping many young people, doctors, and nurses to find their direction for their lives. He was awarded ‘Top Recruiter’ in the nation in 1992 and received high awards, for the rest of his active duty years, until he retired in 2011.

Vincent was born on January 22, 1958, in St. Louis, MO, to his parents Judy and Elmer Hartzell. He joined the Air Force as a young adult and being married for only two years, to his childhood sweetheart, he and his wife were off to his first assignment and stationed at Eielson A.F.B. in Alaska. He immediately fell in love with the state, so much so, that when he had a chance to do another tour there, he jumped.

When he wasn’t busy working, he enjoyed playing softball, even playing on the Air Force team, joining a pool team and dart league. He was also an avid hunter and loved the outdoors. There were many hunting trips made to Alaska with his three sons and best friends.

Vince is predeceased by his parents Judy and Elmer Hartzell, his brother William “Bill” Hartzell, nephews and grandparents. He is survived by his wife Karen Meyer (nee Moore) of 42 years, his three sons Vince Jr., Dan, and Andy and by his daughter Katelyn, three sisters, and other loving family members.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Services: Visitation at Kutis South County Chapel 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd. on Wednesday, April 24 from 4-8 p.m. Funeral service Thursday, April 25 at Kutis at 12:30 p.m. Interment Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

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  1. Vince was the best friend that anyone could have in life. We were friends over 50 yrs’ and I will miss him dearly. My thoughts and prayers are with Karen and the whole family R.I.P. Vince.

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