Marion “Meenie” Kathleen Meyer (nee Rusch) of Brookfield joined her beloved husband of 61 years, Donald Meyer, in heaven on June 28th at the age of 86; just in time to celebrate their 63rd anniversary together on the 29th.
Loving Mother to daughter Dana and son-in-law Kevin Gilboy. Further survived by sister Sandy (Denny) Hubbard, brother Bill (Diane) Rusch, sister-in-Law Eleanor (Tom) McKeown and dear nieces and nephews: Sue (Jim) Bartlein, Steve Popp, Stuart (Jill) Popp, Rob (Cathy) Popp, Chris (Kurt) Schueller, Jamie (Diane) Hubbard and many cousins, relatives and friends.
Marion was born in Gillett, Wisconsin and often spoke of her happy childhood with her sisters Lois and Sandy and her little brother Bill. With their parents, cousins and friends, they enjoyed fun summer days at Berry Lake and special holidays together. She attended Gillett High School where she was a “Twirler” (majorette) and a member of the women’s bowling league. Those early memories were a source of joy to her throughout her life.
Upon graduation, she moved to Milwaukee and it was there that she met her husband, Don Meyer whom she married in June 1957. They soon moved to Brookfield, welcomed their daughter Dana and enjoyed life together there for over 50 years.
As a couple they were active in their home church, Christ the King of Brookfield; and spent time golfing, gathering with friends and family, gardening, canning and going out for a Friday Fish Fry - always with a few cocktails first!
Marion loved to sew, cook and bake; in all of which she was talented. She was known for her beef roast, special potatoes, cream puffs, German tortes, sugar cookies and Dutch apple pies. She was always happy spending time with children of all ages. She was active during her daughter’s grade school days and made every birthday party and holiday extra special with her own personal touches.
Some of her favorite things were watching Brewer’s games and Pink Panther movies, hot fudge sundaes, French fries and hamburgers; as long as they had a lot of onions on top!
Most importantly, those who knew her will likely remember her as a kind, friendly and gentle woman who always wished the best for others. Her greatest happiness was in spending time with and taking good care of her family and friends.
Even in her later years as dementia slowly took away most of the woman we once knew, her kindness, gentle touch and ready smile still prevailed until the end.
So, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
We wish to extend a special “thank you” to the wonderful staff of Applewood New Berlin for their compassionate care these past two years. A special mention to Nyesha, Shekela, Jelisa, Alexis, Iziza, Angela, Tamara and Melanie for the extra love and care extended to Marion and her family especially during these past several difficult months for everyone. It is deeply appreciated.
“Thank you” also to Legacy Hospice staff Angie, Reagan, Fran and Keith for your constant care and support. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, The Alzheimer’s Association or the charity of your choice.
A Private Christian Service and Burial were held by the family. Please see the Becker Ritter website for full obituary. A Celebration of Marion’s Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, The Alzheimer’s Association or the charity of your choice.
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