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Clayton Meyer

d. July 17, 2011

Clayton F. Meyer, 90, died peacefully on July 17, 2011 in Austin, MN. Clayton was born on January 16, 1921 in Clear Lake, MN to Ben and Henrietta Meyer. After graduating from Princeton High School and helping run the family farm, Clayton joined State Farm Insurance as an agent in Elk River, MN in 1945. He married the love of his life, Lorraine Lieb, in 1946 and immediately joined the Army, serving until 1948 in Japan. That year, Clay and Lori moved to Austin, MN where they started a family and founded his State Farm agency. Called "Mr. State Farm" by many, his career with the Good Neighbor was long and award-filled. His Austin agency was ranked among the largest in the company for many years. After 54 years of dedication to the company and his customers, Clayton retired in 1999 to spend more time at his beloved cabin near Brainerd and at his home in Scottsdale, AZ. He is survived by Lori, his children and their spouses--Mike and Sara of Bloomington, Greg and Anne Marie of Austin, Tim and Debbie of Mahtomedi, Jaci and Joe (Coopet) of Woodbury, and Jeff and Tammy of Minneapolis. 10 grandchildren. Two great grandchildren. He will be sorely missed. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 11:00 am on Saturday, July 30, 2011 at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin. Friends may call from 4 - 7 pm on Friday at Mayer Funeral Home. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post #91. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to the Autism Recovery Foundation or NAMI Minnesota, where granddaughter Anna McLafferty is a program director.

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