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Britton, SD: The memorial service for Dexter Meyer, longtime Britton businessman, will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 11, 2021 at the First Lutheran Church of Britton. Rev. Terrill Sorensen will officiate and inurnment will be at a later date in the Britton Cemetery. COVID19 restrictions of social distancing and the wearing of masks is encouraged. The service will be live streamed on the Price Funeral Chapel FaceBook page.

Dexter passed away Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Wheatcrest Hills in Britton, surrounded by his family. He was 83 years of age. His arrangements have been entrusted to the Price Funeral Chapel of Britton.

Dexter Delworth Meyer was born November 16, 1937 in Newark, SD to Thomas Henry and Thelma L. (Geppert) Meyer. He started school in Kidder, and completed his education in Britton, graduating from Britton High School in 1955. Shortly after graduation, Dexter joined the U.S. Army and served overseas in Germany.

During his tour of duty, Dexter was united in marriage with Shirley Joan Berkeness in May of 1956. Upon his honorable discharge, they returned to South Dakota and Dexter took a job with Crane-Ordway in Aberdeen. He worked for them for a few years before returning to Britton where he worked for Ted Mundt.

In the early 1970’s, Dexter struck out on his own and started Meyer Plumbing and Heating. He continued with the business until retiring at the age of 65. In his retirement years, Dexter worked for Jim Peters and Jeff Amacher in their farming operations.

Dexter was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Britton. He had also served as a volunteer fireman with the North Marshall Fire Department and was an active supporter and mentor for the Alcoholics Anonymous program.

Dexter was the consummate outdoorsman. Until his back gave him problems, he liked spending time on the golf course. He also enjoyed hunting but will best be remembered for his love of fishing. He was truly an expert angler! Perhaps the only thing to rival and surpass his fondness of fishing would be his love for his grandchildren and later great-grandchildren. He was their number one “fan in the stands” for any of their activities.

Grateful for having shared his life are his children: Shelley (Jim) Pratt of Mitchell, SD; Lana Jondahl of Groton, SD; Bill (Jodi) Meyer of Britton, SD; eight grandchildren: Sara Tackett, Andrew (Samantha) Jondahl, Landon (Jessica) Jondahl, Carter Jondahl, Courtney Erickson, Jatelyn (Eric) Paulson, Aria Meyer and Kyler Meyer; nine great-grandchildren: Melissa Tackett; Lane, Levi, Lawson, Lexton and Beckett Jondahl; Taylor Moser; Dansby and Dexen Paulson; two sisters: Marlene (Robert) Hardina of Britton; LaWanda (Richard) Larson of Ft. Collins, CO; and a brother, Roger Meyer of Red Bluff, CA.

Preceding him in death were his parents, an infant daughter, a son-in-law, Craig Jondahl, a brother, Raymond Meyer, and a sister, Luella Wiedmeier. An online guestbook and

An online guestbook and obituary are available at Condolences may be directed to the family in care of Bill Meyer – Box 375 – Britton, SD 57430.

Marshall County Journal

PO Box 69, Britton, SD 57430
Phone: (605) 448-2281
Fax: (605) 448-2282