September 22, 1923 - April 19, 2016


Bennie A. Meyer, age 92 of Princeton, died on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at Fairview Northland Hospital in Princeton. Bennie was born September 22, 1923 to John and Martha (Hoeft) Meyer.

Bennie grew up on his family’s farm in Princeton and attended Princeton High School, graduating in 1941. He began to further his education at Dunwoody Institute, but was called home when the war began to work on his family’s farm. On October 8, 1949, he married his sweetheart, Lorraine Skoglund. They made their home on the farm raising dairy cows and later a Christmas Tree Farm. Bennie and Lorraine were blessed with four children, Connie, Dennis, Jeffrey, and Susie.

He and Lorraine faithfully served at Zion Lutheran Church all of their lives. Bennie loved to garden. He played in numerous softball leagues. He danced the night away with Lorraine every Saturday night for years and he enjoyed his friends, whether snowmobiling, playing card games, or just enjoying their company. Bennie spent many summers making memories with his kids and grandkids at the family cabins on Long Lake and Mille Lacs.

He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Lorraine; his children, Connie (Mark) Kelley, Dennis (Brenda), Jeffrey (Kari), and Susie (Jim) Peterson; grandchildren, Laura (Mark) Groppoli, David (Heidi) Kelley, Joseph (Erin) Meyer, Amy (Jake) Ludwig, Stephanie Meyer, Jacilyn (Keith) Nemec, Janelle (Derek) DeWitt, and Jay (Sarah) Peterson; 8 great-grandchildren; many other relatives and friends.

Bennie was preceded in death by his parents; all 7 of his siblings; his baby granddaughter, Melissa; and his baby grandson, Jeremy.