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Don Meyer Funeral Held in Aberdeen

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More than 300 people gathered in Aberdeen today to help celebrate the life of legendary coach Don Meyer. It was a service that many who knew Coach Meyer would have enjoyed -- a service with some laughter, stories, and a message.

Those who were lucky enough to attend the service today had the opportunity to hear from former players and those who knew Coach Meyer the best to get an understanding of what he was like on and off the court.

Those who spoke said Coach Meyer was a simple man who enjoyed his family -- his grandkids especially -- his faith, and teaching. It was easy to see Coach Meyer's legacy stretched past the game of basketball and his love touched the lives of so many. 
"When Coach Meyer came here to South Dakota a few years ago, I got acquainted with him," said Sen. John Thune. "And when you are kind of in the circle of sports, and he had a huge record of accomplishments and reputation when he arrived here at Northern State University, but I got to develop a friendship with him and interacted with him quite a bit over the years and he is just a very special guy."
During his camps, Coach Meyer said there were three easy things to do to make yourself a better person: first, say please and thank you. Second, take notes. And third, pick up trash.
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