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Mabel A. Meyer

Posted: Thursday, Oct 4th, 2012

Mabel A. Meyer, 94, passed away peacefully in Aurora Medical Center-Kenosha on Thursday, September 6, 2012. She was born in Crandon, SD on May 24, 1918, the daughter of the late George and Rosa (nee: Schroeder) Harms Sr.

On June 3, 1942, in Crandon, she was united to the love of her life, Chester H. Meyer, who preceded her in death on their 64th wedding anniversary, June 3, 2006. She graduated from Tulare High School and Northern State Teachers College. While living in South Dakota, she taught elementary school and Sunday School for over 14 years and farmed with her husband for 23 years. Mabel was employed by Marigold Foods as a lab technician for 13 years in Rochester, MN. Since moving to Wisconsin, she was a member of Emmaus Lutheran Church and the Kiwanis Golden K wives. She was known as an exceptionally good cook and baker of pies.

Surviving are her daughters, Carolyn Gibson and Catherine (Mark Frankowski) Meyer, all of Racine, grandson, Todd Gibson and his fiancee, Sandra Yanez, both of Oak Creek, sister, Martha Stellmacher, of Hitchcock, SD. Her nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive her. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Charlotte Alberts and Ruby Kopplin, 3 brothers, George Harms Jr., Elmer Harms, and Martin Harms, and son-in-law, Walter Gibson.

Her funeral service will be held in Emmaus Lutheran Church, 1925 Summit Avenue, Racine, on Wednesday, September 19th at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Mary Janz officiating. Visitation will be in the church on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will follow in West Lawn Memorial Park. The family has suggested memorials to Emmaus Lutheran Church or American Stroke Association.

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