HANGARTNER, Vera Charlotte Maria (Meyer) --- 1910-1996
BRANDT, MEYER, HANGARTNER, THORNTON, THOMPSON, BEMENT, ANDERSON, SCHULTZ, EGE, KJOSA
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Date: 7/21/2011 at 09:30:40
Vera Charlotte Maria Meyer, daughter of Amelia Brandt and Fred L. Meyer, was born April 8, 1910 in Bloomfield Township, rural Postville, Iowa. She passed away at Windsor Care Center in Cedar Falls, November 11, 1996.
She was baptized and confirmed in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Postville. She attended the Brick School in District #4 of Winneshiek County. August 8, 1928 she was united in marriage to Alpha W. Hangartner. To this union five children were born. They farmed in the Postville Junction area until 1936 when they moved to the Clermont-West Union area where they continued farming until moving to Yarnell, Arizona in 1961. She later moved to Prescott, Arizona.
Vera was a homemaker. She excelled in cooking and was praised for bountiful threshing-day meals. She was artistic and creative, fashioned clothing, household items and toys from feed sacks, remnants and wood. She built lovely rock gardens wherever she lived. She managed a large chicken operation for many years, raising her own flocks and selling produce.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1972; a son, Don Jacob, in infancy; her parents; her only brother Lloyd and only sister Jessie Thornton; three sons-in-law: Duane Thompson, Paul Bement and Harry Anderson. Also preceding in death were two grandsons in infancy and a granddaughter, Bridget Schultz, eleven months ago.
She is survived by four daughters: Darla Anderson of Prescott, AZ, Vera Allene Schultz of Waterloo, IA, Paula Ege of Hawkeye, IA, and Glenice Thompson of Postville; and one son-in-law, Harlan Schultz, Jr., of Waterloo, IA. There are sixteen living grandchildren and twenty-two great grandchildren. Four sisters-in-law survive: Doris Hangartner of Cedar Rapids, IA, Ilene Hangartner of Onalaska, WI, Violet Hangartner of Postville and Isabel Kjosa of Clermont, IA. Several cousins survive also.
A memorial service was held November 14 at the Van Hove-Schoof funeral chapel in Cedar Falls, with the Rev. Michael Harnois officiating. Music and song was provided by grandchildren Shelly Turner, Kendall Thompson and Tarrah Schultz.
Graveside service and burial was November 18 in Genung Memorial Park, Yarnell, Arizona.
Postville, Iowa newspaper of the time clipping, from Dorothy Schave's obituary collection.
Allamakee Obituaries maintained by Sharyl Ferrall.
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