MEYER, Davida 1894-1984
MEYER, SONIUS, GOUDSCHAAL, STOHR
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Date: 6/19/2014 at 11:30:49
Last Rites For Davida Meyer Held Monday
Funeral services for Mrs. Davida Meyer were held on Monday, January 23 at 1:30 p.m. at the Wellsburg Reformed Church. Pastor Roger Huitink was officiating pastor at the service.
Mrs. Edwin Behrends and Mrs. W. Dale Murray sang two duets. Marcella Neessen was organist. Flower attendants were Mrs. Douglas Geerdes and Mrs. Lena Heinrich.
Pallbearers were Wilbur Fletcher, Gary Stoehr, Willis Grimmius, James Grimmius, Samuel Rust and Eldon Loots.
The interment service was held in the Wellsburg Reformed Church cemetery.
The Doyen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Meyer passed away Thursday afternoon, January 19 at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital in Grundy Center due to complications of advanced age. She reached the age of 89 years, 10 months and 23 days.
She was born Davida Jan Sonius, on February 26, 1894 in Ackley, the daughter of John and Tetta (Goudschaal) Sonius.
When she was a small child her father passed away and later her mother was married to William Stohr of Grundy Center. The family made their home on a farm in Colfax township, rural Grundy Center, and she received her education in the Colfax No. 9 country school.
On May 28, 1913 she was married to George H. Meyer and they began farming east of Wellsburg. In 1920, due to the ill health of her husband, the family moved to Wellsburg to make their home. Her husband passed away in 1928.
Mrs. Meyer was a long-time member of the Wellsburg Reformed Church and also a member of the Ladies' Guild of the church.
She was a charter member of the Wellsburg Amvets Post No. 91 Auxiliary and was always active in the organization until her health began to fail.
On April 26, 1983 she became a resident of the Long Term Care Unit of the Grundy County Memorial Hospital in Grundy Center.
Those left to mourn her passing are a son, Harry G. Meyer of Holland; a daughter, Theresa, Mrs. Alvin Harms of Wellsburg; one granddaughter, Connie, Mrs. Jerald Van Heiden of Newark, IL; one great-grandson, Jeffrey John Van Heiden; 2 great-granddaughters, Christine and Janelle Van Heiden; one step-sister, Mrs. Etta Loots of Wellsburg; 3 half-sisters, Mrs. Emma Grimmius of Grundy Center; Hannah, Mrs. Leeno Grimmius of Grundy Center; and Miss Wilhelmina Stohr of Des Moines; the John and Phyllis Miller family of Hampton and many other relatives and friends.
Preceding her in death were her parents, her step-father, William Stohr, her husband, George, 6 step-sisters and step-brothers, one half-brother and one half-sister.
--The Grundy Register/Wellsburg Herald (Grundy Center, Iowa), 26 January 1984, pg 14
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