October 14, 1915 - March 4, 2015


Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at St. Columbkille Catholic Church in St. Wendel, MN for Louise Mary Meyer, age 99 of St. Wendel, MN who died on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Community in Sauk Rapids, MN. The Reverend Gregory Mastey will be the celebrant. Burial will be in the St. Columbkille Parish Cemetery, at St. Wendel. Visitation will be on Friday, March 6, 2015 from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Joseph, MN and on Saturday from 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. also at Daniel Funeral Home in St. Joseph. Parish prayers will be at 6:00 P.M. on Friday at the funeral home.

Louise was born on October 14, 1915 in Richmond, MN the daughter of Tobias and Mary (Aumaier) Behnen. She grew up and attended country school near Richmond, MN. On October 30, 1940, she was united in marriage to Gilbert Meyer at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Richmond, MN. Eight children were born to this union. They farmed together near St. Wendel until Gilbert’s death on April 2, 1998.

Family was always a top priority for Louise. She was a great homemaker. It was important to have the family together to share meals. She was known for her beau catcher brownies, apple pies and wonderful feasts. Louise was an avid reader and lifetime learner. She also loved to garden.

She was a member of St. Columbkille Catholic Church in St. Wendel and was a very active member of her church community. Louise was a member of Christian Mothers for 60 years, and was a Religious Education instructor for more than 20 years. She received the Bishops Commendation Medal for her involvement in her church. She was an election judge, adult 4H Leader, and was on the Diocesan Rural Life Committee.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter Edith, one son Mark, her ten brothers and sisters, Theresa Torborg, Henry Behnen, Anna Ramler, Bertha Rolfes, Cecelia Wieber, Frank Behnen, Alex Behnen, Alphonse Behnen, Hubert Behnen, and Clara Braegelman.

She is survived by six children, Mary Fran (Jim) Brown of Boise, Idaho, Charles (Barbara) Meyer of Sartell, MN, Marvin (Kathleen) Meyer of Atwater, MN, Maurice (Linda) Meyer of St. Wendel, MN, Monica (David) Droogsma of Brooklyn Center, MN, and Dorine (Michael) Ross of Rochester, MN, 17 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

A special thank you is extended to all the people of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Community and St. Croix Hospice for all the loving care they extended to our mother.