Michael G. Myer

  • Born: November 26, 1943
  • Died: January 16, 2016
  • Location: Coralville, Iowa

Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service

2720 Muscatine Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240

Tel. (319) 338-1132

Tribute & Message From The Family

Michael G. Myer, 72 of Coralville, died Saturday, January 16, 2016, at Mercy Hospital under the compassionate care of the Hospice unit following a year long battle with cancer.

Memorial services will be held at 11 am Thursday, January 21, 2016, at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Iowa City, where a reception will follow. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Wednesday at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service. Memorial donations can be made in Michael's memory to either the Congregational United Church of Christ or the hospice unit at Mercy Hospital. Online condolences may be sent for his family through the funeral home website @ www.gayandciha.com.

Michael Gene Myer was born November 26, 1943, in Fairbury, IL, the son of Frank and Marjorie (Bennett) Myer. He attended and graduated from Beardstown, Illinois High School and received his B.S. degree in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Champaign, IL. Michael was united in marriage to Joyce A. Hinrichsen on April 27, 1968, in Muscatine, IA. He had spent most of his working career in advertising/marketing, working for Montgomery Wards in Chicago, AMF Wheel Goods in Olney, IL, and Ring King in Muscatine. He spent the last 15 years as a personal banker at US bank in Iowa City. He retired in 2009.

Michael was an active member of the Congregational United Church of Christ, where he worked on many relief missions and work camps in conjunction with another church, First Christian Church in Coralville. He once earned his private pilot license, enjoyed boating with his family, and was a serious tennis buff who played on a number of leagues over the years. Michael was an avid reader who always looked forward to getting a new book from his son for birthdays and Christmas. He was a dedicated supporter of the Iowa Hawkeyes, and was always there for any of his grandchildren's events. For the past several years, he and Joyce looked forward to their annual February trips to Florida.

His family includes his wife, Joyce; their children and spouses, Becky and Bill Hoefer of Coralville; and Tom and Julie Myer of North Liberty; 2 grandchildren, Katie and Ben Hoefer; Michael's brother, Alan and his wife, Alice Myer of Sheboygan, WI; and their Aunt Winnie Myer of Normal, IL. Michael was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, David Myer.

Michael's family would like to thank Dr. Feeley, and everyone in the hospice unit at Mercy Hospital for their care and support.


Condolence & Memory Journal


Joyce- we are so sorry to hear about Mike. We think of you often and are sending you many prayers.

Mike and Sharon Piotrowski

Posted by Mike and Sharon piotrowski - Winfield, IL - Friend   January 25, 2016

Joyce- So sorry to hear about Mike's passing. Hope you are doing okay.
Sending you love and prayers. Kathy Miller

Posted by Kathy Miller - Palm Beach Garden, FL - Worked with Joyce   January 22, 2016

We were saddened to read about Mike. We have fun memories of him at Peds events and running across him downtown. Please know that our thoughts are with you.

Posted by Tom and Carol Rosenberger    January 21, 2016


Thank you for sharing Mike with all of us. He was a wonderful colleague and friend.
Please know my thoughts are with you and your family.

Posted by Bob Sierk - Phoenix, AZ   January 19, 2016

My deepest sympathy. He was a great guy and I will miss him stopping in at the bank to chat now and then. He was always upbeat and loved to talk. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Julie Nieland - Iowa City   January 19, 2016

Dear Joyce,
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy on your loss. He will be missed --- such a wonderful person I enjoyed working with for many years at First National Bank. My thoughts are with you, Becky,Tom and family at this sad time. Hugs. Helen

Posted by Helen Dailey - Coralville, IA   January 19, 2016


Dear Joyce, My condolences to you and the family. I know Mike was a good and dear person who will be greatly missed. I always think of him when I drive down Muscatine Ave and can see him waiting for the bus. His wave and smile were a part of my day for many years. Take care - you are all tired. Being sad makes you more tired. Mary McCarthy

Posted by Mary McCarthy - IA   January 19, 2016

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