Delores Meyer, age 95, of Cordova, Tennessee and formerly of Willmar, passed away Friday, January 20, at the Baptist Reynolds Hospice House in Collierville, Tennessee.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 2, at the Assembly of God Church in Willmar. Interment will be at Cloverleaf Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are entrusted to the Peterson Brothers Funeral Home. www.petersonbrothers.com
**In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Page-Robbins Adult Day Center at their website: https://pagerobbins.ejoinme.org/donate or by check to Page-Robbins Adult Day Center, 1961 South Houston Levee Road, Collierville, TN 38017.
Delores was born on August 12, 1927, in Prinsburg, MN, daughter of John and Ida (Berghuis) DeVries. Delores graduated Willmar Senior High School and North Central Bible Institute. She met Eppo (Bud) Meyer in the Willmar Assembly of God church; they married in 1953, had three children, and shared 36 years of marriage before Bud’s passing. Delores had several occupations throughout the years, including in-home daycare for 8 years, Clerk at Woolworth’s, S&L Clothiers, Sears catalog department, and the J.C. Penney catalog department, Northwestern National Bank during Bible College (She was a trailblazer for other NCBI students to get jobs there), Red Owl Bakery and for 17 years managed Crown II Hallmark store.
Delores was a lifetime member at the Willmar Assembly of God Church. She was very active in the Women’s Ministry (famous for her potholders—which were in high demand at the summer camp missions boutique) and a Paramuthia (widow’s support) group, taught Sunday School, sang in the choir, worked VBS, was on the prayer chain and worked in the church kitchen.
After retirement, she volunteered at the Rice Memorial Hospital gift shop and delivered Meals on Wheels. She enjoyed taking bus tours with her close friends, hand crafting, crocheting, embroidery, making greeting cards and reading. She especially looked forward to spending summers at the cottage on George Lake with her family. In her last year she attended and enjoyed activities and interacting with the staff at Page-Robbins Adult Day Center.
Delores is survived by one brother, Dal (Judy) DeVries; two children, Cindy (Garry) Kramer and Mark (Jane) Meyer; four grandchildren, Stephanie (Jeremy) Katter, Joe Meyer, Ryan (Melissa) Lockwood, Lacy Gonzales; and 12 great grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bud in 1989; two sisters, Ila Jean DeVries and Susie June Johnson; one brother, Mel DeVries; and one son and daughter-in-law, Dan and Annette Meyer.