Dorothy A. Meyer, 79, of New Vienna died Thursday, July 10, 2014, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, July 12. The Rev. Dennis Quint officiated.
Dorothy was born Nov. 29, 1934, in Dyersville, the daughter of Charles and Regina (Wilhelm) Wolf. She married Alvin Meyer on May 29, 1954, in Dyersville, where they resided until 1966, when they moved to New Vienna.
She was a loving mother and grandmother who took care of her family while working several part-time jobs. She enjoyed camping, fishing, needlework, cooking and playing cards.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda (Dean) Hemesath of Cedar Rapids, and Polly (Mike) Haight of North Liberty; three sons, Steve (Susie) Meyer of Lake Delhi, Wayne (Jayne) Meyer of Dyersville and Ken (Liz) Meyer of New Vienna; 21 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a sister, Betty Wilgenbusch of New Vienna; and in-laws, Merlin (Kathy) Meyer of New Vienna and Leo Meyer, Darlene (Frank) O’Connor and Mary Ann Heinrichs all of Dyersville.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Alvin in 2008; siblings, Margaret (Charles) McDermott, Ivan (Anita) Wolf, Helen “Jane” (Ben) Westemeier, Rosemary Wolf and Charles (Catherine) Wolf; in-laws, John Wilgenbusch, Ginger Meyer and Bob Heinrichs.
Memorials are preferred to the Good Neighbor Home.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.kramerfuneral.com
Elizabeth “Betty” Isabel Skalsky
Elizabeth “Betty” Isabel Skalsky, 87, of rural Ely, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids. Her body was cremated and private family burial services were held at Rogers Grove Cemetery near Ely on Saturday.
Betty was born on Aug. 13, 1926, a daughter of Thear and Alice Low. She graduated from nurses training and was employed for many years by Dr. Dunn in Cedar Rapids. She was married to Eugene Skalsky on Aug. 7, 1949. They made their home on the Skalsky family farm near Ely. She enjoyed cooking and baking.
Betty is survived by a son, Steven Skalsky, of the home; one grandson, Shai (Jennifer) Skalsky of rural Ely; and two grandchildren, Kevin and Ryann Skalsky.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 2000, and two brothers, Jim and John Low.