Christopher B. Meacham, 70

Local farmer obituary


Christopher B. Meacham, 70, of Nichols, died Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at the Bird House, Hospice Home of Johnson County.

A graveside service was held Monday, May 10, at the Nichols Cemetery, Nichols. The service can be watched via the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home Face book page, The Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty is caring for Chris' family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Bird House – Hospice Home of Johnson County, 8 Lime Kiln Lane NE, Iowa City, Iowa 52240. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Christopher Ben Meacham was born April 21, 1951 in Iowa City, the son of Maynard and Charlene Ann Nichols Hixon. He was a graduate of City High in Iowa City in the Class of 1969.

On Jan. 11, 1970, he was united in marriage to Diane “Dee Dee” Carter in Nevis, Minnesota. He was employed by USPS in Minneapolis Minnesota, and in July their son Craig was born. He later moved to Grand Rapids Minnesota to attend Forestry School. Chris, Diane and Craig were living there when his grandmother Ora wrote, inviting him back to Iowa to farm in Nichols. He farmed in Nichols from 1971 until his retirement after the fall of 2018. He had a passion for farming the land.

Chris was a member of the NRA, worked on the Drainage District #2 Board for many years. He enjoyed hunting deer and pheasant with his Gordon Setters, Hawkeye football, Indy car racing and going to the Indy 500 race every year with DeeDee as well as drag racing, traveling in their camper seeing most of the United States, scuba diving and snorkeling and spending time water skiing, four wheeling and boating with friends at the cabin in Nevis, Minnesota.

He is survived by his wife Dee Dee of Nichols as well as two brothers: Keith “Kim” Maynard Meacham of Muscatine, and Craig Allen Meacham of Iowa City.

Also surviving is one granddaughter: Seraphina Siying Meacham of Vancouver, Washington.

He was preceded in death by his parents and, in January 2020, his son Craig Benjamin Meacham.