Obit: Meyer, Laura V. (1912 - 2008)
Surnames: Beyerl, Meyer, Rajendran, Gittle, Suckow, Schigley, Edlebeck, Charnitz, Waldhart, Fiend, Dolan, Goldewski, Draxler, Grieger, Zettler
----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) Saturday, 20 Dec. 2008
Meyer, Laura V. (19 Dec. 1912 - 19 Dec. 2008)
Laura V. (Beyerl) Meyer, 96, died Dec. 19, 2008, at the Colby Retirement Home. A celebration of her life will be held at St. Mary's Church in Colby, Wisconsin at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 22. The Rev. Anandran Rajendran will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Colby, Wis. Visitation for family and friends will be Sunday, Dec. 21, from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Colby, with a Rosary service at 6 p.m., and on Monday, Dec. 22, from 10 a.m. until time of service at St. Mary's Church in Colby, Wis.
Laura was born Dec. 19, 1912, to Frank and Rosina (Gittle) Beyerl. She attended Colby High School and St. Joseph School of Nursing in 1937. Laura was united in holy marriage May 2, 1939, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Colby to Ervin A. Meyer, of Colby, Wis. They farmed in the township of Hull, Marathon County, until their retirement. Laura moved into Colby in July 1998. She was employed at the Colby Telephone Office for five years, two years at St. Joseph Hospital and ten years as a nurse at Colonial House Nursing Home in Colby, Wis. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Christian Mothers and St. Regina's Group. She also was a member of Colby Senior Citizens, Colby Homemakers and Meyer Card Club.
Laura always will be remembered for her devotion to her family and church, her thoughtfulness and kind words to all, her many friends and an optimism about life. Laura was a talented seamstress, tireless chef and avid reader. She liked to square dance with Ervin and never passed up a card game.
Laura is also survived by her children: James (Barbara) Meyer of Norridge, Ill., Gerald (Jean) Meyer of Pine Island, Minn., Charles (Betty) Meyer of Greensburg, PA, Mary (Elly) Suckow, Unity, Wis. She also is survived by four sisters, Sophie (Earl) Schigley of Colby, Helen (George) Edlebeck of De Pere, Margaret (Ed) Charnitz of Milwaukee, Marie (Herb) Waldhart of Stetsonville; one brother, Jacob (Rosemary) Beyerl of Colby, and one stepsister, Genevieve (Ernest) Fiend of Milwaukee, and many nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and godchildren.
Laura is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ervin, sisters Martha (William) Dolan, Ida (Ray) Draxler and Gertrude Godlewski, brothers Arnold, John, Paul and Francis Beyerl, stepsister Angeline Grieger, and step-brothers Gilbert Greiger and Anthony and Frank Zettler.
Those wishing to offer a gift of remembrance in Laura's memory are encouraged to send it to the "St. Mary's School-Endowment Fund" in Laura's name, P.O. Box 436, Colby WI 54421.
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