Theodore J. “Ted” Meyer

Theodore J. “Ted” Meyer, age 63 of Dubuque, Iowa, completed his journey on earth May 25, 2020, at home, surrounded by his loving family. To honor Ted’s life, a Celebration of Life will be scheduled at a later date.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Ted’s family.

Ted was born on June 2, 1956, in Dubuque, Iowa, one of nine children, to Lowell and Mary Agnes (Kretschmer) Meyer.  He was raised to appreciate the values of love and respect for family and friends, coupled with an unrivaled work ethic.  He spent his free time, as a teenager, learning his trade at The William C. Brown Publishing Co. His career there lasted over 35 years as an electrician, even through the multiple changes of ownership. He finally retired in 2010 with a sense of accomplishment and great pride.

Ted was never the type of man who could sit still very long.  Whether he was working on his ’55 Chevy in his garage or tackling the next project around his house, Ted’s hands never laid idle. He spent his downtime watching his favorite drivers, Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Jr., lead the pack around the NASCAR track. Ted’s personal drive in life carried him to a place of true contentment with a deep knowledge on how to have a good time. 

Our hearts are broken and numb today as we face the sad reality that our genuinely kind and compassionate father, grandfather, great-grandfather, son, brother and friend has left us behind. We know that the abundance of memories he left us with will help us through the most difficult days until we are reunited once again. Thank you, Ted, for leading by example as we watched you show us how it’s done.    


Those left behind to cherish the memory of Ted include,


his two children,

Gretchen (Fran Krier) Meyer, Cedar Rapids, Iowa,

and Ben (Nicole) Meyer, East Dubuque, Illinois;


his four grandchildren,

Austin (Jackie Roosa) Meyer, Brandon Meyer, Cassie Meyer, and Derek Meyer;


his two great-grandchildren,

Marcie and Teddy Violet;


his mother,

Mary Agnes Meyer, Dubuque, Iowa;


his five siblings,

Mark (Jenny) Meyer, Dubuque, Iowa,

Maggie Hoffman, Dubuque, Iowa,

Dave (Joan) Meyer, Dubuque, Iowa,

Steve (Sally) Meyer, Dubuque, Iowa,

and Tom (Codi) Meyer, Dubuque, Iowa;


his sisters-in-law,

Rose Meyer, North Liberty, Iowa,

and Beverly Meyer, Madison, Alabama;


along with countless extended family, friends, and neighbors that he loved and cherished.


Ted was preceded in death by his father Lowell “L.J.” Meyer; three brothers, Jeff Meyer, Doug Meyer, Rick Meyer; and a brother-in-law, Dave Hoffman.


Ted’s family would like to thank Jane and Maggie for all of their time, patience and enduring love which was shared so generously with Ted as he battled multiple health problems over the past few years.  Your kindness is appreciated more than we could ever express.


Online condolences may be shared with Ted’s family at

To honor Ted’s life, a Celebration of Life will be scheduled at a later date.

6 comments on “Theodore J. “Ted” Meyer
  1. Rob Weber/Mungo says:

    To Ted’s family sorry to see Ted’s passed. Knew Ted from high school always enjoyed my time around him. Fun Guy!

  2. Norma &Sam Sanchez says:

    I worked with Theo for many years @ WCB. He was great to work with although the newer satellite facility I worked at, stressed him frequently. Our part of business was growing crazy quick, resulting in our frequently adding new equipment…and usually without confirming building compatibility first.
    I was the person relegated to calling Ted, requesting he come to our building to do wiring for newest euipment purchased. And, of course we needed it immediately or sooner. Something Ted heard a lot.
    He would come over, take a look at our wiring box, showing the array of sources entering the building. Ted would slowly go over each, eventually letting out a tired sigh, he would turn to look at me saying, “Eventually Norma, you guys are going to have to bring more electricity in here too…” Poor Ted..why in the world did he think we’d think of that?? W e knew he would fix it…s I said, Poor Ted. We aged him a lot…God bless him. God speed Theo, lets get heaven “Lit up!”

  3. Rich and Gretchen Wunderlich says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of your family at this most difficult time.

  4. Steve Golinvaux says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Happy to read he never lost his love of cars. They are my most vivid memory of him and our childhood. Thoughts are with all of you

  5. Mary Pat and Mike Ament says:

    Prayers and blessings to all who loved Ted and were blessed by his presence in their lives. May your love and support of one another help with your loss and sustain you as you continue to live your lives in a way that honors his. Deepest sympathies

  6. Dan Dolphin says:

    To the family of Ted Meyer. Our deepest sympathy for your loss.

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