LuAnn K. Meyer, 64, of Independence and formerly of Sumner, died late Sunday evening, August 28, 2016, at Tripoli Nursing and Rehab in Tripoli from complications of cancer.
Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. Saturday, September 3, 2016, at St. John Lutheran Church in Sumner with Rev. Norman Bauer officiating. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, September 2, 2016 at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Sumner and for one hour preceding services at the church Saturday. Memorials may be directed to the family to be designated to a charity of their choice at a later date.
LuAnn Kathryn, daughter of Donald and Verona (Warnke) Pries was born September 11, 1951, in Sumner, Iowa. She was baptized September 23, 1951 and confirmed April 11, 1965 at St. John Lutheran Church in Sumner. LuAnn received her education in the Sumner Schools graduating from Sumner High School in 1969. On December 11, 1971, she was united in marriage with Wayne Meyer at St. John Lutheran Church in Sumner. To this union two children were born, Stacy and Marshall. LuAnn held various administrative jobs throughout her working years and was an independent consultant for Mary Kay for many years. She was a lifetime member of St. John Lutheran Church in Sumner. She was active in Bible Study Groups and the Eastern Star. LuAnn enjoyed gardening, quilting, scrapbooking, but most especially spending time with her family, especially her granddaughter.
In addition to her husband, Wayne of Sumner, LuAnn is survived by her children, Stacy (Eric) Pedrick of Jupiter, Florida and Marshall (Brooklyn) Meyer of Denver, Iowa; one granddaughter, Samantha Pedrick; one brother, Lyle Pries of Sumner; one sister, Linda Ferguson of Fairbank; two brothers-in-law, Flynn (Joyce) Meyer and Barry (Jill) Meyer both of Sumner; four sisters-in-law, Chrystal Meier of Colorado, Karen Gaede of Denver, Iowa, Miriam Johnson of Sumner and Sherry Johnson of Thornton; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Donald and Verona Pries she was preceded in death by three brothers-in-law, Warren Gaede, Jerry Johnson and Everett Meier.