Robert Erdman Meuler
1931 - 2019
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May 17, 1931 ˜ June 4, 2019

Robert E. “Bob” Meuler, a lifelong Vancouver, WA resident, died Tuesday, June 4, 2019, surrounded by family. He was 88.
Born May 17, 1931 to J. Erdman and Betty (Huff) Meuler, he attended Arnada Elementary and Shumway Junior High schools, and was a proud graduate of Vancouver High School class of ’49, and Clark College in 1951.
Bob married Kay Bockstadter in 1951; they had two sons. He married Joy (Bushnell) Mason in 1969, with whom he shared her two sons and two daughters.
In his early career he was owner/operator of two service stations; in later years he worked as a realtor/broker for several real estate firms, and finished his working career among his friends at Pro Sports.
Bob was a 74-year member at First Presbyterian Church, where he sang in the choir and served in various leadership roles. He also sang with the former Brahms Singers, and with the Portland Symphonic Chorale.
Bob loved to golf, and was a member at Royal Oaks Country Club for nearly 50 years. Lifetime friendships were important to him. In addition to keeping in contact with his golf buddies, he also attended a monthly luncheon with the men of the Class of ’49, most recently in May.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Joy; and his beloved sister, Joyce Yorkston of Bellingham.
He is survived by four sons: John (Sally) Meuler of Ridgefield, Don (Julie) Meuler and Matt (Carrie) Mason of Vancouver, and Mark Mason (Joan Neumann) of Tualatin; two daughters: Marilyn (Robert) Hood of Vancouver and Marcia Mason of Seattle; four grandchildren: Todd (Kari) Wille of Bremerton, Meridith (Steven) Goforth of Las Vegas, Nevada, Nicholas Mason of Portland, and Kyle Cavens of Seattle; one great-grandchild; three nieces, and three nephews.
A celebration of life will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 4300 Main St., Vancouver on Sunday, June 23rd at 1:00 PM.
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Published in The Columbian on Jun. 16, 2019.
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June 21, 2019
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Rollie Mayberry
June 19, 2019
My husband , Joe Hartman had his first job working for Betty Meuler as her assistant in the Vancouver School District food service. When it came time to look for a home, Betty suggested her son, Bob, to help us, which he did. We bought our first home thru Bob and so appreciated his help as well as his mother became a best friend and mentor to Joe. P.S. The home has been our forever home and now just mine as Joe passed away four years ago.
Betty Hartman
June 18, 2019
I remember Bob from long ago though we hadn't seen each other much in recent years since I live in the Seattle area. Our moms were friends & co-workers. Glad to know that he had a great life and it sounds as if that continued on until close to the end. My condolences.
Nancy (Hayslip) Kato
June 17, 2019
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, Don. I enjoyed singing with Bob in Brahms Singers summer productions and concerts "many long years ago". We did Down in the Valley together. We will be out of town during his service. We send our love and blessings on a life well lived. Our Love, Ann and Jim
Ann Laskey
June 17, 2019
When you haven't lived in the Northwest for over fifty years but still remember a classmate like Bob, that says all that needs to be said about his genial nature and remarkable spirit.
Arthur Hills
June 16, 2019
As a Vancouver High School Class of 1949 classmate, I am so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. While we weren't close, I considered him a life long friend. Kind and a true gentleman, he will remain a bright spot is so many of our lives.
Ralph Ahseln
June 16, 2019
Bob will be remembered for his hard work when assisting with the numerous class reunions for our VHS Class of '49. I worked closely with him over the years and he did an awesome job of knowing exactly how many would be attending our big reunion get-togethers. We had to pay for the number of meals ordered and we never had to pay for any that didn't attend. He is going to be greatly missed by all of us who knew him for so long. My thoughts and prayers are with his entire family.
Patricia McKee Bauer
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