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Darlene Esther Meyer


Tue, Sep 3rd, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Darlene Esther Meyer, age 86, of Spring Valley, Minn., died Tuesday morning, September 3, 2013, of Alzheimer’s at her home with her family at her side while under Mayo Hospice.

Darlene was born May 22, 1927, in Fillmore Co., Minn., the daughter of Glen and Alvina (Henke) Copeman. She attended and was a 1945 graduate of Wykoff High School. She married Marvin “Buddy” Meyer on June 22, 1947, at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wykoff. They enjoyed 66 years of marriage together. Following their marriage they made their hone the Meyer family farm in Forestville Township. Together they dairy farmed and worked the land for 46 years before moving to Spring Valley in 1993.

Darlene enjoyed cooking, playing cards, dancing and camping with their Hiawatha Valley camp group. She was well known for her gracious entertaining as she always had enough food for all. But most of all, she loved family gatherings and watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband; five children, Marsha (Roger) Winch of Stewartville, Dennis (Carolyn) Meyer of Wykoff, Lynette (Thomas) Ramaker of Spring Valley, Nancy (Randel) Christopherson of Austin and Douglas (Kim) Meyer of Stewartville; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; and one brother, Jerry (Sharon) Copeman of Rochester. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Delone (Elmer) Schmidt and Shirley (Stanley) Christopherson; and one infant brother.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church with Rev. Robert V. Stohlmann, Pastor officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Thauwald Funeral Home in Spring Valley 5 – 8:00 p.m., on Friday and at the church on Saturday an hour before the service.

The family prefers memorials be designated to St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, St. John’s Lutheran School or Mayo’s Alzheimer research.

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