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Emily D. Meyer

May 16, 1917 — December 26, 2014


May 16, 1917
Baker Township,
OBrien County, Iowa

December 26, 2014
Marcus, Iowa

10:30 A.M. Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Zion Lutheran Church; Paullina, Iowa
Rev. Daniel Wagner ~ Officiating

Visitation with the family present will be 5 to 7 P.M. Monday
at the Eldridge Family Funeral Home in Paullina, Iowa.

Amazing Grace
How Great Thou Art
What a Friend We Have in Jesus
In The Garden
Organist: Angela Johannsen

Phil Harder Mike Logan
Joe Duckert Ryan Baker

Kelvin Koch Tom McPherson
Randy Meyer Benjamin Meyer
Brian Thommes Terry Lindgren

Prairie View Cemetery
Paullina, Iowa
After the graveside service relatives and friends are invited
to join the family in the fellowship hall of the church.

Arrangements under the care of the
Eldridge Family Funeral Home Paullina, Iowa


Emily Dora Meyer, the daughter of George Sr. and Emma (Beermann) Puhrmann was born May 16, 1917 in Baker Township, OBrien County, Iowa. She was united in marriage to Clarence F. Meyer on September 12, 1937 at Zion Lutheran Church in Paullina. To this union four children were born: Shirley, Marlene, Verdis and Bradley. She worked in various places retiring from the farm in 1973 and moving into Paullina. She was employed at Zion Lutheran Church and school as janitor, and also did housekeeping at the Miller Motel in Paullina. Her husband preceded her in death on April 9, 1980 in Primghar, IA. In 2001, she entered the Paullina Care Center and after its closing she was moved to the Sutherland Care Center and later moved to the Heartland Care Center in Marcus. She passed away at Heartland on Friday, December 26, 2014 reaching the age of 97 years, 7 months and 10 days.
She was baptized on June 3, 1917, confirmed on June 1, 1930 and was a lifelong member of Zion Lutheran Church in Paullina. She enjoyed family, gardening, fishing, reading and playing cards. Her home, children and grandchildren were her pride and joy.
Emily is survived by her children, Shirley Gries of Cherokee, IA; Marlene (Bill) McPherson of Sioux City, IA; Verdis (Cheryl) Meyer of Grand Junction, IA and Bradley (Jeannie) Meyer of Blue Springs, MO; 11 grandchildren, Brenda (Terry) Lindgren, Kelvin (Donna) Koch, Tom (Cindy) McPherson, Pam (Phil) Harder, Lanee (Joe) Duckert, Randy (Dawne) Meyer, Valerie Hopper, Beth (Ryan) Baker, Brian Meyer, Benjamin (Deanne) Meyer, Jamie (Mike) Logan; 24 great-grandchildren, Tracy (Charlie) Velino, Skip (Betsy) Lindgren, Kaeleigh (Matt) Minzenmeyer, Kandice Koch, Tara (Trent) Condon, Michael Harder, Elizabeth Harder, Kelsie (Jacob) Lovell, Kasie (Benjamin) Ebeling, Katie Lovell, Austin Meyer, Dalton Meyer, Emily Hopper, Andrew (Friend) Serna, Kayla Hopper, Audrieana Baker, Tyler Baker, Rayann Baker, Mason Logan, Clint (Ashley) Foutch, Anka Foutch, Samantha Duckert, Melissa and Jessica Mellema; 18 great-great-grandchildren, C.J. Pepper, Jessi Velino, Francis, Vivian, Georgia Lindgren, Rohen Lovell, Averie Ebeling, Amelia Rose Minzenmeyer, Ebony Hopper, Wendy, Misty, Angus, Wyatt, Mary Foutch, Kailey Mellema, Alex Guthmiller, Aden Mellema and Carter Loza; Emily is also survived by a sister, June Miller of Marcus, IA; a sister-in-law, Audrey Puhrmann of Paullina; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence; two sons-in-law, Bob Koch and Leonard Gries; a granddaughter, Malinda Koch; three sisters, Elsie, Gladys and Ruth; six brothers, George Jr., Bently, Raymond, Martin, Lee and Ralph; a brother-in-law, Herbert Meyer; sisters-in-law, Jo, Ruby, Alma, Mildred Teddy, Neoma Purhmann, Mable and Vera Dau and Rosetta Riedemann.
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