Genevieve Mae Meier entered eternal rest early Thursday, January 10, 2019 while living in the Cedar Manor Nursing Home in Tipton. You are invited to come and celebrate her life on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 11:00 am at the First United Church of Christ in Tipton. Cremation will follow the funeral service so you may join her family for a luncheon at the church immediately following the service. Visitation will take place on Monday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Fry Funeral Home. A memorial fund has been established in her memory. If you are unable to attend you may share your condolences at www.fryfuneralhome.com.
Genevieve, daughter of Henry and Emma (Kahl) Mente, was born on September 6, 1928 in Lowden, Iowa. She graduated from Tipton High School in 1945. She was united in marriage to Donald Dean Meier on July 6, 1947 in Clarence, Iowa. Genevieve was a homemaker and mother as well as a lifelong partner with her husband on their farm until his passing on January 8, 2016. Genevieve was a member of the First United Church of Christ in Tipton for many years. She loved flowers and gardening (receiving numerous awards from the Cedar County Fair for her floral arrangements); bluebirds and cooking; baking themed birthday cakes for her grandchildren, and caring for her family.
Genevieve is lovingly survived by her daughter, Jill (Brad) Gaul; sons, Jim (Judy), Jerry, Jeff (Vickie), Joel, Jay (Viki); 17 Grandchildren, Shawn, Jackie, Andrea, Brian, Jake, Joshua, Tiffany, Nathan, Gabriel, Jordan, Aubrey, Logan, Alicia, Christopher, Makayla, Daniel and Maggie; 24 Great Grandchildren; sisters, Josephine Beer and her husband, Martin and Geraldine Reeve. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother, Kenneth Mente, sister-in-law, Betty Mente, brother-in-law, Robert Reeve and her granddaughter, Amanda Rae Meier.