In Memory

David Meyer


 David L. Meyer


SIOUX CITY -- David Lee Meyer, 49, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, formerly of Sioux City, died unexpectedly Saturday, April 2, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Concordia Lutheran Church in Cedar Rapids, with the Rev. Jerry Doellinger officiating. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery, Cedar Rapids. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today at Teahen Funeral Home in Cedar Rapids. Visitation will resume after noon Tuesday at the church. Online condolences may be left for the family at

David was born June 13, 1961, in Sioux City, the son of Richard and Corinne Huffman Meyer. He married Marlene Gieselman on July 31, 1983, in Sioux City. David graduated from Sioux City East High School in 1979 and from Morningside College with a BA in Music Education in 1984. He had been a teacher at Washington High School in Cedar Rapids for eight years. David received an endorsement in special education from Mt. Mercy University, where he was currently working on his master's degree.

David loved life, his family and friends, riding his motorcycle and especially teaching. He played tennis most of his life and competed on a national championship tennis team. His affection for tennis carried through as a teacher where he served as tennis coach producing several state tennis champions. David, a music enthusiast, enjoyed listening to a wide range of music that included jazz, classical and Pink Floyd. His love of life included planting and caring for over 100 varieties of hostas in his yard and maintaining a salt water fish tank. David had a great sense of humor and will be remembered for his keen ability to debate longer than anyone else except perhaps for his father or daughter, but David would surely debate that.

David is survived by his wife, Marlene; a daughter, Laurel Meyer and a son, Andrew Meyer, both of Cedar Rapids; his mother, Corinne Meyer of Sioux City; a sister, Tara Ann (Wayne) VanderWeil of Sioux City; and a nephew, Kevin and niece, Grace VanderWeil, both of Sioux City.

He was preceded in death by his father.

A memorial fund has been established in David's name.