Virginia “Gini” Meyer

Virginia “Gini” Irene Meyer, 82, of Monona, Iowa, died Thursday, May 23, 2013, at the Guttenberg Care Center, Guttenberg. She was born on April 22, 1931 to Ruth Eilers in Iowa City, Iowa, and graduated from Dubuque Senior High School.

On March 14, 1953, Gini was united in marriage to Neil Meyer in Dubuque, Iowa, at St. Mark Lutheran Church with Reverend Swarbrick officiating. To this union five children were born.  She was a devoted wife and mother.  For many years, Gini taught piano lessons for the children of the community. She was known for her pleasant personality and her delicious pies. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Gini is survived by her husband, Neil; her five children, Jill (Jim) Fuhrman of Volga; Brian Meyer of Monona; Lynn (Paul) Jones of Harpers Ferry; Larry Meyer of Manchester and Amy (Kert) Johnson of Coralville; 14 grandchildren, B.J. Fuhrman (fiancé, Jolie Tegels) of West Des Moines; Leah Fuhrman of Cedar Rapids; Nicholas (Elsie) Meyer of Monona; Shannon (Wyatt) Dodd of McGregor; Phillip (Amanda) Meyer of Monona; Jared (Carrie) Jones of Charles City; Amanda (Stuart) Bloxham of Waukon; Hannah Jones of Fremont, Nebraska; Stuart Jones of Waukon; Lexi Meyer of Minneaplolis, MN; Brett Meyer (friend, Sheena) of Rochester, MN; Heidi Meyer of Elgin; Isaiah Johnson of Coralville; and Elena Johnson of Coralville; 16 great-grandchildren.

Gini was preceded in death by her mother and her daughter-in-law, Debbie Meyer.

Visitation was held on Sunday, May 26, 2013, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Leonard–Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Monona, Iowa, and also one hour before services at the church on Monday. Funeral services were held on Monday, May 27, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the Living Faith United Methodist Parish, Monona, Iowa. The Rev. Dennis Hopes officiated. Burial followed at Monona Cemetery.

Condolences may be left with: Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Monona, Iowa, is in charge of arrangements.


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