October 24, 1917 - March 19, 2016


Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Monica M. Meyer, 98, of Saint Anthony, will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in rural Albany. Fr. Cletus Connors, OSB will officiate and burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Monica passed away Saturday evening at Mother of Mercy Campus of Care in Albany. There will be a visitation from 5:00-8:00 PM on Tuesday, March 22 at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in Albany and again after 10:00 AM until the time of service Wednesday at the church. Parish prayers will be at 5:00 PM and Christian Mothers will pray the rosary (time to be announced) Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

Monica was born on October 24, 1917 to Paul and Eva (Turchin) Obermiller in Albany. She was one of nine children and attended the local school. On September 22, 1938, she married Alphonse Meyer in Albany and their union welcomed three daughters. Monica worked alongside Alphonse at the St. Anthony Creamery for a number of years. She then spent many years as a Teacher’s Assistant at the Albany Elementary School, before retiring in her late 70s. Monica was a self-taught pianist and was able to play by ear. She worked closely with St. Anthony’s, directed the choir, and played the organ for church. Monica loved flower gardening, providing fresh flowers for church, cooking with various church groups, and was a member of Christian Mothers. She enjoyed fishing with her girlfriend and is fondly remembered for naming fish after saints for good luck. Monica was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church.

Monica is survived by her daughters Janet (Donald) Gerads, Coon Rapids; Lois (Robert) Hanauer, Albany; Marlene “Tobi” (Jerome) Stein, Glenwood; eleven grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; twelve great-great-grandchildren; as well as many other family and friends.

She is greeted in Heaven by her husband Alphonse; her parents Paul and Eva Obermiller; her brothers Lawrence, Carl, Paul Jr.., John, and Arnold; her sisters Isabel Dangers, Rose Winter, and Mary “Mayme” Klug.