Gerta E. Meier, age 82, of Hutchinson, wife of Doug, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away Saturday, November 20, 2021 at her home in Hutchinson.
Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, at 11:00 AM at Dobratz-Hantge Chapel in Hutchinson.
Gathering of Family and Friends will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral chapel.
Gerta Emma Meier was born on May 6, 1939, in Dürrmaul-Marienbad, Germany. She was the daughter of Josef and Maria (Stich) Plail. Gerta was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth. She was a graduate of St. Ursuline Schule in Fritzlar, Germany. Gerta furthered her education for three years at Business School.
On September 6, 1963, Gerta was united in marriage to Douglas Meier in Frankfurt Höchst, Germany. After their marriage and 20 years of military service, the couple relocated to Hutchinson. This union was blessed with two children, Steve and Susan. Gerta was employed as a bank teller and held various other jobs. Gerta and Douglas shared 58 years of marriage.
Gerta was a member of St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Hutchinson, and Women’s Club.
Gerta enjoyed traveling, gardening, bird watching, golfing, bowling, eating out, playing cards, and gambling. She cherished the time she spent with her family, especially her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Gerta passed away on Saturday, November 20, 2021, at her home in Hutchinson, at the age of 82 years.
Blessed be her memory.
Gerta is survived by her
Husband, Douglas Meier of Hutchinson, MN;
Children, Steve Meier and his wife, Janet of Hutchinson, MN, and
Susan Nowak and her husband, Dale of Silver Lake, MN;
Grandchildren, Michael Meier and his wife, Amanda, Joseph Meier and his fiancée, Gretchen Gosh, Jennifer Behrendt and her husband, Cory, and Mitchell Nowak and his wife, Kacie;
Great-grandchildren, Broox and Maxwell Nowak, Eleanor Behrendt;
Sister, Dr. Ingrid Schmitt of Heidelberg, Germany;
Niece, Dr. Corinna Cautz and her husband, Tobias of Heidelberg, Germany;
Sister-in-law, Jean Fashing of Glencoe, MN;
Brother-in-law, Glen Meier and his wife, Margorie of Hutchinson, MN;
Many other relatives and friends.
Gerta was preceded in death by her Parents, Josef and Maria; Stepfather, Rudolph Gierlichs; Brother-in-law, Melvin Fashing.