Brent W. Meyer
August 15, 1964 - October 4, 2018
Brent W. Meyer, age 54, of New Prague, died peacefully, surrounded by his family on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at his home. Brent was born on August 15, 1964 at Queen of Peace Hospital in New Prague to Gerald J. and Carman L. (Elder) Meyer. He grew up in Belle Plaine, attended Our Lady of the Prairie Catholic School and graduated from Belle Plaine High School and Mankato State University. Brent married Jane M. Weldon on September 17, 1988 at Our Lady of the Prairie Catholic Church in Belle Plaine and the couple made their home in New Prague. Brent worked as a division controller for Birds Eye in Waseca and was still with them at the time of his death. Brent was an active member of St. Wenceslaus Church, serving as a past member of the board and currently as an usher. An avid sports fan on all levels, Brent was a member in many organizations, including the Belle Plaine Baseball Association, both the New Prague Youth Baseball and Basketball Associations, and was a regional commissioner of the MBA (Minnesota Baseball Association).
Brent’s three children benefitted from his love of sports. He coached baseball, softball, and basketball for all three of them. He was a dedicated high school, collegiate, and amateur umpire and he played for and managed the Belle Plaine amateur baseball town team. When sports weren’t consuming his time, Brent loved the time spent with his family boating and being up at Gull Lake.
Brent is survived by his loving wife, Jane; children, Allie Meyer of New Prague, Jakob Meyer and fiancé, Megan Dyslin of Northfield, Jack Meyer of New Prague; parents, Gerald & Carman Meyer of Belle Plaine; brother, Chris (& Janene) Meyer of Belle Plaine; sister, Molly (& Dave) Gerrish of River Falls, WI.
Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, October 8, 2018 at 10:00 AM with the eulogies being presented at 9:45 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church. Visitation will take place Sunday 4-8 PM and Monday from 7:30 – 9:30 AM at Bruzek Funeral Home. Burial will occur at St. Wenceslaus Cemetery followed by lunch at the KC Hall.