Elsie Meyer, 98, Belmond

Elsie E. Meyer, age 98, of Belmond passed away Friday June 14, 2013 at the Rehabilitation Center of Belmond.

Funeral services for Elsie Meyer are tentatively set for 10:30 A.M. Saturday June 22, 2013 at the United Methodist Church in Belmond. Pastor Jim Gochenouer will officiate. Burial will be in the Belmond Cemetery.

Visitation for Elsie Meyer will be from 5:00 7:30 P.M. Friday June 21, 2013 at the Dugger Funeral Home, 111 Luick’s Lane South in Belmond and continue one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.

Elsie Elaine, the daughter of Ben and Martha Steenblock Daniels was born December 14, 1914 in Palsville, Iowa. She graduated from Belmond High School in 1932. On December 12, 1932 Elsie married James “Jim” Joseph O’Connor Jr. The couple resided in the Belmond area where they operated O’Connor Truck Line. Together they had four children Michael “Mike”, Douglas O’Connor, James Malcom “Mally” O’Connor, Constance “Coni” Martha O’Connor Stetson and Robert “Bob” John O’Connor. She was a devoted wife and loving mother.

After O’Connor Truck Line she worked for Hansel Brothers, in the egg department; first as a candler and later as a grader. She also worked for some time for the Belmond Chamber of Commerce.

On August 11, 1979 she married Gerhardt “Sam” Meyer in the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. They lived in farm in Webster City, Iowa during the marriage. After Sam’s passing, Elsie moved back to Belmond where she resided until her passing.

Elsie is survived by her sons, Michael (Ruth) of Long Beach, CA. and Robert (Bonnie) of Stockbridge, GA; ten grandchildren, Debra Lee (O’Connor) Kohr, Michele Lynn (O’Connor) DeLapp, Shawn Teresa (O’Connor) Harvey, Staci Robin (O’Connor) Reeter, Shannon Patrick O’Connor Sr., Daryl Lynn (Stetson) Ridgeway, Michael Damion Stetson, Stephanie Nicole (Stetson) Nelson, Rory John O’Connor and Paige Renae (O’Connor) Sale, as well as sixteen great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Martha; father, Ben; brothers, Bernard and Peter “Pete”; sister, Janette Mosiman; son, Malcom; daughter, Constance “Coni” Stetson; great grandson, Shannon O’Connor Jr.; and husbands, Jim O’Connor and Sam Meyer.

During her life, she was a member of Eastern Star, where she served as organist for some time. She was also a member of the Methodist Church. Elsie loved fishing, gardening, canning, baking, dancing and both listening to and making music. She played the violin, piano and the organ.