Andrew Meyer Jr., 89, Holland

Andrew Meyer Jr., 89, of Holland, passed away on Thursday, September 23, 2021, at the Northwood Nursing Home in Jasper.

Junior was born on January 6, 1932, to Andrew Meyer Sr. and Bertha Meyer.

He married Vilena Rose Hendrey of Spurgeon on November 21, 1953. She preceded him in death in 2018.

Junior was a Holland High School basketball player named to the most all-sectional teams — 3 — and eighth in career points. Cabby O’neal claimed that Junior and his teammate, Mel Bolling, were the best guards his Jasper team faced.

Junior is survived by his four children, Kimberly, Rick, Brenda, and Valerie; six grandchildren, Zach, Stacia, Isaac, Anders, Austin, and Eli; and two great-grandchildren, Damien and Oliver.