Fairbank- Marion T. Meier, age 87 passed away of cardiac arrest on Friday, January 6, 2012 at Mercy Hospital in Oelwein, Iowa. Visitation will be at Woods Funeral Home on Sunday, January 8 from 4 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be on Monday. January 9 at 10:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church in Fairbank.
Marion was born on September 4, 1924, near Waverly, the daughter of Martin B. and Lula G. (Ingersoll) Anhalt. She graduated from Waverly High School. On September 2, 1946 she was united in marriage to William H. Meier at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly. They lived in the Waverly area for many years and moved to Oran in 1953. They operated the Oran Cremery. Marion moved to Fairbank in 1975. She worked as a cook for the Wapsie Valley Community Schools in Oran and Fairbank, until retiring in 1993. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church, church choir and the American Legion Auxillary.
Marion took great pride in her ten children, many grandchildren and friends. Get-togethers with family and friends brought her much joy. She enjoyed gardening, baking, crocheting, playing cards and watching sports. Marion had a spirited personality, enjoyed stories and jokes and was a devoted friend to many.
She is survived by her children: John (Darlene) Meier of Hazleton, Joann (Dennis) Covert of Davenport, David (Barbara) Meier of Decorah, Dianne (Bob) Clark of Dorchester, Patricia Curley of Fairbank, Annette (Kevin) Niebuhr of Dunkerton, Madonna (Brian) Welsh of Fairbank, Michele (Alan) Blekeberg of Ridgeway and Chris Meier of Greenville Wi. 25 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Marion is also survived by sisters-in-law, Lelah Anhalt, Marjorie Anhalt, Delores (Anhalt) Hassman, Esther Meier, Bonnie Harris and brother-in-law Paul Meier.
Marion was preceded in death by her husband William in 1975, her daughter Karla Meier in 2011, one great-grandson, her parents and siblings, Helen Eighmey, Grace Anhalt, Martin (Bob) Anhalt, John Anhalt, Beatrice Biermann, William Anhalt and Paul Anhalt.
Memorials- in lieu of flowers may be directed to the family.