Earl W. Youngmeyer Jr.

May 15, 1924August 31, 2012

Youngmeyer, Earl W. Jr. of Wichita, Kansas, passed away peacefully on the morning of August 31, 2012 at the age of 88, with his loving wife by his side. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Helen Porter Youngmeyer, his sister, Joan Youngmeyer and first wife Terri Duncan Youngmeyer. Earl is survived by devoted wife, Maureen and her family; mother-in-law, Angie M. Roach, sister-in-law, Ann Roach, niece, Elise Bain, brothers-in-law, Tony Roach (Cathy), Paul Roach (Michelle), Fran Roach (Rania) and many nieces and nephews. He also left behind his beloved dogs Snowball and Topsy. Earl will be remembered for his love of family and country as well as his love of golf and travel. Earl will also be remembered for his expert knowledge of photography and avid interest in nature. He was involved with many charitable, political, educational and philanthropic organizations as well as being an active lifetime member of the PGA. Earl was also a fifty-eight year member of the Ambassadors of the Midian Shrine, a member of the Scottish Rite of Free Masonry, the Blue Lodge, the National Sojourners Association and a thirty year member of the Las Vegas Founders Association. He was a longstanding member of the 1895 WSU Club and an enthusiastic fan of WSU baseball and basketball teams. Kansas and the prairie were great loves of Earl’s. He was a skilled cattle rancher and a lifetime member of the Kansas Livestock Association. Earl proudly served his country in the Navy during WWII. He was a member of the US Navy League and an active member of the American Legion. In addition, Earl was a member of the Republican National Committee for many years. Earl was always a loving husband and a caring friend. He will be dearly missed by everyone who knew him. A Funeral Service will be held on, Friday, September 21st at High Noon at the College Hill Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Midian Shrine Plane of Mercy.


  • Visitation Thursday, September 20, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, September 21, 2012

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Lois Sagel

September 22, 2012

HELLO THERE... I will treasure the greeting booming across the street whenever Earl saw us... He was a kind, happy and uplifting. Earl was one of the really good guys. He is missed, we miss his smile and good cheer. Rest in Peace Earl, and blessings on your family.

Halina Vergiels

September 22, 2012

Earl was a unique and interesting man. My husband,Jack,always enjoyed talking to him. Please accept my condolences.

Dwight & Helen Smalley

September 21, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you Maureen. Earl lived life, it was always a joy to see and talk with him. Fun, loud, and energetic, he will be missed by the many lives he has touched.

September 19, 2012

Earl was the best brother in law, never stop smiling, we love you Earl and we missed you!! God give the strength and patience to Maureen. Rania Roach ( Niagara Falls, NY)

Mike Barton

September 17, 2012

I enjoyed many conversations with Mr.Youngmeyer about Masonry and The American Legion over the years while I served him and his family at both WCC and CCC. He usually greeted me as Hello, Commander and the talk was on. He was always proud of his many years of continuous membership in these organizations. Mr. Youngmeyer was a unique man who always had interesting comments to make about many topics. I will miss him. See ya later, Commander.

Chuck Archer

September 17, 2012

Farewell to the best friend I ever had. A friend like Earl comes along - perhaps - once in a life-time. He was a good man, and I thank God for the friendship we shared. In remembering Earl, I will often recall his enthusiasm for life, and the good times we had over many years. May he rest in peace.

Harry Simpson

September 16, 2012

Fair winds and following seas sailor.

Thank you for your service to this nation.

Dick&Judy Taggart

September 16, 2012

Although 88 years is a good full life, we were not ready for Earl to leave us. We so much looked forward to our visits at LVCC with him and you over the years especially at tournament time. Our deepest sympathy to you, God Bless.
Dick & Judy Taggart