Anita C. Meier

            Anita Catherine Meier, daughter of Carl and Amelia Sell Hartman, was born May 20, 1923, in Franklin Township of Bremer County, Iowa. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Readlyn.

            On January 23, 1941, she was united in marriage with Lavern A. Meier at St. John Lutheran Church-Buck Creek by Rev. Alfred Rauch. In addition to assisting Lavern on the farm, Anita also worked for twenty-four years at the Hillcrest Home in Sumner prior to retiring in 1990.

            A resident at Hillcrest since April of 2010, Anita’s death occurred there on Saturday, March 10, 2012. She was eighty-eight years old and a longtime member of St. John Lutheran Church where she had been active with WELCA.

            She is survived by two sons, Lawain (Linda) Meier and Delwin (Brenda) Meier, both of Sumner; eight grandchildren, Corey (Darcia) Meier, Jesse (Kim) Meier, Jacob Meier (Jen Hearne), Ethan Meier (Brittany Larson), Melissa (Ron) Meier-Broussard, Nichelle ( John) Ortegon, Jaclyn (Eric) Barker, and Samuel Meier (Aimee Munoz); and nine great grandchildren, Keegan, Bailee, Hannah, and Emery Meier, Blake and Brooklynn Broussard, and Emersyn, Logan, and Ashton Barker.

            Anita was preceded in death by her husband, Lavern on April 13, 2005; one son, Galen; her parents; five brothers, Paul, Edward, Carl, Harvey, and Wilbert; and one sister, Mabel Boderman.

         Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 15, 2012, at St. John Lutheran Church in Sumner with Rev. William Runaas, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at St. John Lutheran Cemetery-Buck Creek in rural Sumner.  Friends may call from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Sumner and for one hour preceding services at the church on Thursday. Memorial donations may be made in her name to St. John Lutheran Church or the Hillcrest Home, both in Sumner.


Pat and Carol Snyder on March 14, 2012 at 4:28 PM said:

Delwin and Brenda, Lawain and Linda, and families

We express our sincere sympathy in the loss of your mother.
Her months at Hillcrest were not the easiest for you, it is very hard to see a loved one suffer, but in time you will remember her as the very special lady she really was. Our prayers go out to you all.

Pat and Carol Snyder
Jeff & Peggy on March 13, 2012 at 9:33 AM said:

Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. This is one of the most difficult things we must face in our life. May it comfort you to know that others are deeply touched by your loss. God assures us at Psalms 34:18 that he is near to those broken in heart and those crushed in spirit he saves. Jesus also promises that we will be able to see our loved ones again. Jesus own words found at John 5:28,29 tells us there will be a resurrection. What a wonderful hope! God says that soon on the earth there will be no more pain, suffering and especially death at Revelation 21:3-5 We anxiously await the day when we will no longer lose those we love. May these bible thoughts bring you comfort at this most difficult time.
Diane Foster on March 12, 2012 at 2:35 PM said:

Brenda and Delwin and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May she find eternal peace with her almighty maker. We lift her up to you O'Lord. I'm sorry I cannot be there for you Brenda, as Bob and I are in Rochester after having his stem cell transplant. Our deepest sympathy to you Delwin.
Beth Senft on March 12, 2012 at 12:27 PM said:

Lawain, Delwin & families .... words cannot express the sadness I feel right now. Wow ... your Mom was such a great lady! So many memories from growing up as neighbors. You are in our thoughts & prayers.

Curt & Beth

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