Lydia M. Meyer
Lydia M. Meyer, 100, of Medford, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 at Aspirus Care and Rehab. A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, with Father Patrick McConnell officiating. Burial will follow at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will take place at Holy Rosary on May 15, from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. Due to COVID concerns, social distancing and masks will be required while in the church.
Lydia was born on June 22, 1920 to William and Mary (Skabroud) Spreen in Medford. She graduated from Medford High School and she attended Taylor County Teacher College. She married Clifford Meyer on July 9, 1941 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, he preceded her in death in December 2007.
Lydia worked at the State Bank of Medford before assisting her husband in a home building business until her retirement.
Lydia’s faith was her foundation. She was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She will be remembered for the countless meals and baked goods that she made for family and friends. She gave of herself unselfishly to anyone who needed help. Lydia enjoyed her family, singing in the choir, and her volunteer work. She had a special place in her heart for animals and chocolate! Her uncanny sense of humor kept us all entertained. Her strength sustained us all.
Lydia is survived by her children, Bonnie Larson of Jeffersonville, Ind., Gary (Kris) Meyer of Medford, Patrick (Carol) Meyer of Medford, Ann Marie (Leo) Palmero of Corpus Christi, TX, Dr. Marcus Meyer of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Jayne Kinkade of Charlestown, Ind.; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren. Lydia is further survived by her brother, Elroy (Lorna) Spreen of Medford; sister, Bernice Hirsch of Sparta, and other family and friends.
In addition to her husband and parents, Lydia was preceded in death by her brother, William Spreen; sisters, Lillian Pernsteiner and Sylvia Spreen; sonin- law, Peter Larson; brothers-in-law, Mark Hirsch and Alvin Pernsteiner; sister-in-law, Ellen Spreen.
The family would like to thank the staff at Aspirus Care and Rehab for their wonderful care. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Lydia’s memory may be given to Msgr. Joseph Hirsch Casa Hogan Orphanage (Peru), Holy Cross Diocesan Center, Mission Office 3710 East Ave S, La Crosse, WI 54601, or Holy Rosary Catholic Church Parish.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake is serving the family. For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com.
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