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Oda K. Meyer, 95

May 7, 2017

Walters Oda Katherine Meyer, age 95, of Walters died Monday, May 1, 2017 at Good Samaritan Society in Albert Lea. A funeral service was held Saturday, May 6, at 10:30 a.m., at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Kiester, Pr. Katie Pals officiated. Interment was at Rice Lake Cemetery in Foster Twp., Faribault County.

Oda Katherine (Scherb) Meyer was born Jan. 7, 1922 at the family farm in Kiester Township to Fred and Katherine (Beiser) Scherb. She attended the Hintz Sunny Brook Country School and grew up during the 1930’s Depression years with a deep respect for thrift, gratitude and contentment. On a warm, sunny Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27, 1941 she was united in marriage to Evert E. Meyer at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Kiester. They farmed for 28 years and then were Winnebago Motor Home delivery drivers for 16 years. Together, they delivered over 1500 motor homes across the United States and Canada. Oda was a wife of 63 years, a mother of five, grandmother of nine and great-grandmother of 23. Oda was a church organist and involved in many church activities. She was a 4-H member and leader, loved to travel, garden, read, cook and bake. Oda and Evert traveled to 49 states, Canada, Mexico and toured 16 European countries. She will be remembered for making many, many quilts, pillows, pot holders, dill pickles, apple butter and homemade soap. Oda dearly loved her family, their birthday parties and Christmas and family get-togethers. She embraced gratitude, thankfulness and contentment and enjoyed sharing her quilts and pot holders with family and friends. She was a dedicated worker and supporter of the Lime Creek Church at “Farming of Yesteryear” and a faithful member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Kiester.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Evert on Christmas Eve, 2004; brother, Arnold (Valeria) Scherb (1976); sister, Rachel (2001) (Forrest) Passer.

Oda is survived by her children, James (Mary) Meyer, of Kiester, Jerome (Sharon) Meyer, of Albert Lea, Joyce (Robert) Hamsund, of Albert Lea, Jayne Meyer, of Bothell, Washington, Julie Thrond, of Walters; grandchildren, Jeff (Julie) Meyer and children, Claire, Jaden and Jack of Carona, California; Shari (Bill) Anderson and children, Wyeth, Sarah and Jenna, of Albert Lea; Paul Meyer of Kiester; Mark (Pepper) Meyer and children, Malia, Cooper and Libby, of Inver Grove Heights; John (Kim) Meyer and children, Leah, Isaac and Madison, of Wells; David (Becky) Meyer and children, Caleb, Noah and Luke, of Baxter; Thomas (Heather) Meyer and children, Hannah, Elizabeth and Mitchell, of Kiester; Chris (Missy) Hamsund and children: Grant and Ava, of Winona; Michael (Dani) Hamsund and children, Anna, Ty and Tate, of Savage; sister, Ethel (Harley) Urbain, of Papillion, Nebraska; along with nieces, nephews and their families and a host of friends.

Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells assisted the family. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.brussheitner.com.