Betty Elaine Meyer, age 85, of North Mankato, MN, formerly of Waltham, MN, died peacefully on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Oak Terrace Assisted Living in North Mankato, MN.
Betty Elaine (Ziemer) Meyer was born February 12, 1934 to Harold & Margaret (Musolf) Ziemer in Mower County, Waltham, MN. She was baptized on July 8, 1934 and confirmed May 15, 1948 at First Presbyterian Church in Hayfield, MN. She attended school in Waltham and graduated from Hayfield High School in 1952. After graduating from high school, she was secretary at the Lincoln School in Austin, MN.
She was united in marriage to Edwin K. Meyer on August 21, 1955, at Trinity Lutheran Church rural Waltham. They lived on the Meyer family farm near Waltham for 40 years. Betty farmed side by side with Edwin until he passed away in 1995. They had two dear children, son David and daughter Barbara. Betty belonged to the Trinity Lutheran Church, Waltham, actively participating in Trinity Ladies Aid. She was a Sunday School teacher, Girl Scout leader, Election Judge and a member of the Home Extension Club. She enjoyed her many friends, belonging to the Birthday Club and Saturday morning coffee group. After moving from the farm to Hayfield in 1995, she worked 12 years at the Hayfield School lunch room. Betty was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a friend to many. She enjoyed flowers and yard work, going on bus trips, concerts, and plays. She loved sending cards to relatives and friends and decorating her house for every season and holiday. She was an active sports fan cheering on the Minnesota Twins and Timberwolves and enjoyed watching ice skating.
She is survived by son David (Christine) Meyer of North Mankato, MN; daughter Barbara (Michael) Gebhardt of Waltham, MN; sisters JoAnn (Harlan) Buck of Hayfield, MN and Pamela (Merle) Steward of Indialantic, FL; six grandchildren Renae (Justin) Danberry, Lance (Emily) Meyer, Andrew (Katie) Meyer, Richard (Amy) Gebhardt, Randy (Katie) Gebhardt and Ryan Gebhardt; and five great-grandchildren Brody Danberry, Kirby Danberry, Finnley Meyer, Julian Gebhardt and Landon Gebhardt.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother John and infant sister Sharon.
Funeral service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Trinity Lutheran Church rural Waltham, MN with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 pm on Friday, May 24, 2019 at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin, MN. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements.
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