Richard Rudolph Matthew Meurer, 89, who drove a cab and then a truck, died Nov. 12, 2012, at home.
He was born Sept. 9, 1923, in Sioux Falls, S.D. At age 14, he worked at Wilson’s Super Service as a gas station attendant. He joined the Merchant Marines during World War II. After mustering out, he returned to South Dakota and worked as a “cabbie” and then a truck driver.
He married Anne Katheryn Mathey on July 21, 1947, in Roby, S.D. They moved to Billings in 1951.
Twenty-one years ago, he entered St. Vincent Hospital’s Cardiac Rehab, which became his home away from home. He also had received care from Advanced Care Hospital and Rocky Mountain Hospice.
Survivors include five children, Timothy Meurer, Terry Anne Carver, Patrick Meurer, Thomas Meurer and Jamie Dyk; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Robert Meurer and James Meurer; and sisters, Marie Nixon, Patty Elofson and Verone Reynolds.
Vigil Service was Nov. 16 at Dahl Funeral Chapel. Memorial Mass was Nov. 17 at Holy Rosary Church.