Chester "Chet" Meyering
October 15, 1927 – April 22, 2020
Chester Meyering was born in Holland, Michigan on October 15, 1927 to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence H. Meyering. He passed away on April 22, 2020, after a prolonged hang nail on his left thumb.
He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1953 from Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, Illinois and a Master of Education from the University of Illinois in 1955. He and his wife, Betty, married in 1951 and moved to Colorado Springs in 1955 to begin their teaching careers in the Colorado Springs School District Eleven. In 1966, Meyering received his Doctor of Education Degree from the University of Denver. For twenty-one years he served as a Supervisor of Secondary Education in School District Eleven. Prior to the appointment he taught at Columbia Elementary, East Junior High School and Palmer High School.
For almost a quarter of a century he served as a board member, choir member, Sunday school teacher and in various other capacities at First Church of the Nazarene where he was a member. Later he started an adult Sunday school class which he taught for ten years at Trinity Nazarene Church.
He was a loving husband and father and had a strong faith in Jesus Christ, his Lord and Savior, whom he made the center of his life.
Chet was preceded in death by his wife Betty in June of 2007. Surviving his passing are a daughter and son-in-law, Gregory and Michelle Isham of Colorado Springs, a son MG Meyering of Jonesboro, Arkansas, five grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, two brothers, Donald from Wilmar, Minnesota, Paul from Homewood, Illinois, and his sister Esther, from Holland, Michigan.
Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
In lieu of flowers the family as requested that donations be made to Mercy Gift, P.O. Box 62235, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80962 in Memory of Chet Meyering. This is organization he donated to monthly which goes to aid a daycare in Africa.
Link to livestream below, of Chet's Graveside service on Thursday 4/30/2020 at 11 am MTN. If the following link will not work for you, please go to your facebook page and search Mountain View Mortuary on 2350 Montebello Square, Colorado Springs, This will be the facebook page that we will be livestreaming through. https://www.facebook.com/Mountain-View-Mortuary-109760140680374/?eid=ARBi_lzhze0730sR5buqrCrt9-bDZY7uImxvoz-0j8DrTRoWUbGBOn2SaA29l4RokYmmqHnRaHsxUdag
P.O. Box 62235, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80962
Memorial Service is planned for a future date.
Chester "Chet" Meyering
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Buddy & Jeanette Van Doren
May 13, 2020
Chet was a wonderfully friendly neighbor who always had a smile and a good word for us. Our families grew up together; Michelle babysat our children. We've been blessed to know Chet, Betty, and their family for nearly fifty years. Chet, we miss you sorely, and remember you fondly. We wish the family comfort and peace.
April 30, 2020
My Uncle Chet did show us how to run the race. He and Aunt Betty were wonderful to me and my family. I am thankful for all the memories. He generally greeted me with a pat on the back and said, "You're a mighty fine boy." It is impossible to make one memory a favorite, they are all great. He was around from the time I was born in Colorado Springs and through all places/phases of my life because he traveled so often. I was able to visit more when we moved to New Mexico. In 2005 Chet and Betty visited us in Albuquerque. I hope to see them again!
April 30, 2020
What a sweet man! Roman and I are going to miss him tremmendously. Chet was one of my favorite people. He was like a balm in this harsh world. Roman and I met Chet and Betty when we became friends with Greg and Michelle in 1987 and we spent many wonderful hours with them and loved them both so much. I'm so glad Chet is with our Saviour and will one day have a sound, immortal body in the resurrection of the just!
April 29, 2020
My sincere condolences to the family. Chet was such a charmer and so fun to be with. His smile will stay with me always. It was an honor to know him and joke with him. He had a tender presence and will not be forgotten. My prayer is for peace to Michelle and the entire family. I am so sorry for your loss, he is now together again with his beloved wife. Rest in Peace. God Bless you all and keep you close.
April 28, 2020
We met Chet and Betty through their daughter Michelle. They were kind, gracious and always like the perfect parents! One evening we accidentally were at same restaurant and they invited us to dine with them. It was so cute when Betty said "won't the kids be jealous we are having so much fun together!" They were a gift to all who knew them...young or old! They are missed!
April 27, 2020
We met the Meyerings in 1962 and our families became close during the next few years. I will always remember Dr Meyering as always having a smile and an encouraging word
Perhaps because of the age difference and being brought up to respect my elders, I did not realize Dr had the sense of humor that would put the cause of death as being a long battle with a hang nail, but it certainly shows another facet of Dr Meyering that I can appreciate him even more. I am sure he is still smiling as he now is spending time with his savior.
MG Ferguson - Meyering
April 25, 2020
My dad was a man of strong faith and resolve. He took his daily walk with Christ seriously, but he also had a keen sense of humor, which gave him the ability to look at this life at a very different perspective.
He was a loving husband to our mom and a great dad to us. He could be a strict disciplinarian when it was called for.
I know he always had what he felt was my best interests at heart, even when life threw me a mean curve ball.
My mom used to call him "Cheddar" to his face, but also would refer to him as "the stubborn Dutchman" when she didn't agree with him. Our home was a kind of Leave it to Beaver environment and my dad helped create that calmness and stability.
As I remember my dad, I will always cherish those best memories and hold them close to my heart.
April 25, 2020
I was blessed with having the best in-laws anyone could ever have. What a great father-in-law. He loved Jesus and wanted everyone to know who the Saviour is and what He did for all of us. Chet was humble and gracious and put others before himself. I'll miss him greatly.