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James F. Meyer

May 29, 1933 - March 26, 2024

James F. Meyer Obituary James F. "Jim" Meyer, a devoted family man and dedicated farmer, passed away in Pullman at the age of 90 on March 26th, 2024.

Born on May 29, 1933, in the farmhouse outside of Colton he would later call home, Jim was the son of Walter and Theresa (Haupt) Meyer. Jim's life epitomized commitment, and hard work. Jim graduated from Colton High School in 1951 to work on the family farm. After serving two years in the Army, he married his high school sweetheart, Emma Lou Becker, on May 17, 1955. Together, they embraced a life of farming their land. Jim's heart belonged to the land, and he committed himself to farming in the Colton area throughout his life.

In 1992, he and Emma Lou made the move into Colton, where they continued to nurture their family and their community ties. Despite the demands of farming, Jim always prioritized family time. Sundays were reserved for cherished moments with loved ones, whether it be picnics, visits with friends, or engaging in his favorite pastime, playing cards. Jim was a master of games like pinochle, cribbage, pitch, hearts and uno, delighting in teaching these games to his grandchildren. As the years passed, he enjoyed golfing and winter travels south, but his love for his farm and his family remained steadfast.

Jim was not only a cornerstone of his family, but also an active member of his community. His involvement with St. Gall's Parish, Knights of Columbus, American Legion, and Uniontown Co-op exemplified his commitment to service and fellowship. A passionate supporter of the Washington State Cougars, Jim's loyalty was strong, with over 50 years of football attendance and more than 20 years of basketball game attendance as a proud member of the Cougar Club.

Jim leaves behind a legacy of love and devotion. He is survived by his beloved wife, Emma Lou, his children Chris (Chris Ruark), Kipp (Holly Landkammer), and Valerie (Ron Warren), as well as his grandchildren Jackie Meyer, Kelsey Meyer, Zac Zwerneman, Cody Meyer (Alice Goulet), Rachel Meyer, and Ryan Nicholson, and great-grandchildren Sadie Jean Meyer and Eleanor June Meyer. He is also remembered fondly by his sister, Shirley Heitstuman.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents Walter and Theresa, his brothers Richard, Pete, and Delbert, his sister Jeanette, his daughter-in-law MaryJean, and his granddaughter Theresa. In the hearts of those who knew him, Jim's memory will forever be cherished-a testament to a life well-lived, filled with love, laughter, and a deep appreciation for the simple joys of family and community.

Rosary will be recited at 10:30 am followed by the funeral service at St. Gall's Catholic Church in Colton, Washington, at 11 a.m., Friday, April 5th, 2024. Vault interment with Military Honors will follow at St. Gall Catholic Cemetery. The family would like to extend appreciation to Joanne and Joyce at Sunrise Gardens and Dr. Stephanie Fosback for their exceptional care during the past year.

Corbeill Funeral Home, Pullman, Wash., has been entrusted with arrangements. Memorials can be made to Guardian Angel St. Boniface Catholic School or Colton EMT in Colton, Washington. Online condolences may be sent to


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