Mary Meyer

  • Born: September 13, 1944
  • Died: February 14, 2020
  • Location: Kiester, Minnesota

Bruss-Heitner Funeral Homes

255 2nd Ave SW
Wells, MN 56097

Tel. (507) 553-3124

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mary Ann Meyer, age 75, of Kiester, MN, died peacefully Friday, February 14, 2020 at Parkview Care Center in Wells, MN surrounded by family. She died after a nearly two-year struggle with cancer. A Funeral Service will be Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 11:00 AM at United Lutheran Church in Walters, MN. Visitation will be Monday, February 17, from 4:00-7:00 PM at the Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday. Interment will be in Rice Lake Cemetery with Pastor Don Rose officiating.
Mary was born September 13, 1944 the daughter of August and Caroline (Hacklander) Rice in Blue Earth, MN. She grew up on the family farm northwest of Walters and attended school in Walters and Kiester, graduating from Kiester High School in 1962. Mary went to Westmar
College in LeMars, Iowa and finished her degree in elementary education at Mankato State University. She taught elementary education, preschool, and Head Start in the communities of Walters, Kiester, Frost, and Albert Lea, MN. Mary was united in marriage to James Meyer on January 30, 1965 at Rice Lake Evangelical United Brethren Church. Together they had five
sons; Paul, Mark, John, David, and Thomas. James and Mary farmed all of their 55 married years. Mary was involved in church, 4H, school activities, being a farm wife, and being a supporter of her family. Her family, and especially her grandkids, were the joy of her life, and she supported them in every way possible.
Mary is survived by husband James, sons Paul of Kiester. MN; Mark, his wife Pepper, children Malia, Cooper, and Libby of St. Paul, MN; John, his wife Kimberly, children Leah, Isaac, and Madison of Walters, MN; David, his wife Becky, children Caleb, Noah, and Luke of Baxter, MN; Thomas, his wife Heather, children Hannah, Elizabeth, and Mitchell of Kiester, MN. She is also survived by her brother Kenneth Rice and his wife Ruth of Columbia Heights MN, and sister, Carolyn Sabinish of Albert Lea, MN, along with many nieces, nephews, and extended family.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, August and Caroline
Rice, her father and mother-in-law, Evert and Oda Meyer, and sister Valera Rice.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I remember Mary as being a very thoughtful and wonderful neighbor!

We will all miss her greatly!

Your family is my prayers!

Posted by Don Frederick - Mesa, AZ - Friend   February 24, 2020

Jim and your family: Sorry to hear of Marys Passing. I have known her since the old white school on the hill in Walters. we rode the school bus together. She will be missed. God Bless Denny

Posted by Dennis Enser    February 17, 2020

So sorry to hear of Mary's passing not even aware of her being sick. As second cousins I have good memories of those visits to your parents farm and the fun we always had there. Our prayers are with the Meyer family.
Larry and Adrienne Schneider

Posted by Larry Schneider - Burnsville, MN   February 17, 2020

In our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God be with each of you with love and peace.

Posted by Barbara Carlson - Bricelyn, MN - Friend   February 16, 2020

Dear Meyer Family, I am so sorry for your loss of a dear, giving, compassionate Wife, Mom, Grandma, mother in law, teacher to you all, and friend to thousands. The last time I saw Mary she made a special trip to Grace Methodist in Kiester to visit my Mom, and KHS girl friends Phyllis S., Gloria Morning, Karen T. . It was a wonderful special coffee time during the churches annual Christmas Bazaar. Mary made special efforts for so many people in her life. She and I always had the connection of so many school, church, 4-H, KHS, and Westmar College. Our sympathy and prayers to Jim and your wonderful family.

Posted by Dixie Dahl Kooiker - Le Mars, IA - Friend   February 16, 2020

Memories of Mary will live forever in our hearts She was such an Thoughtful and Caring Rice Lake Neighbor and Friend ♥

Posted by Shelly Corcoran-Miller - KENYON, MN - Family Friend   February 16, 2020

Thinking of all the care she gave. She never failed ask about our daughter Catherine.

Posted by Mary Heaney - Albert Lea, MN - Neighbor   February 15, 2020

Prayers of comfort for all the family

Posted by Christine Cooper - Wells, MN - Acquaintance   February 15, 2020