Jean Ann Meyer (Smail)
Jean Ann Meyer (Smail), age 87 of Neillsville, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at House of the Dove Hospice Home, Marshfield.
She was born in Eau Claire, WI on June 2, 1925. During her childhood years, she always looked forward to riding her bike and fishing for muskies in the flowages and lakes of Northern Wisconsin.
Jean completed training to be a Registered Nurse at Luther Hospital in 1942. During her pre-commissioning physical to enter the US Army as a Nurse in WWII, she was diagnosed with tuberculosis and spent almost a year in the Eau Claire TB sanitarium where she met her future husband, Lloyd, who was also in the TB ward.
Jean was married to Lloyd on July 25, 1953. Along with serving many years as a County Nurse for Clark County Public Health Department, Jean was also a loving wife, mother and grandmother who worked tirelessly for decades alongside Lloyd keeping the books, driving tractors, and supporting the family business on their dairy farm.
Jean was a long time member of the United Church of Christ and the Neillsville Knitting Club. She cherished time spent with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed reading, doing crossword puzzles and cooking. Jean was best known for her delicious breakfast rolls and buckwheat pancakes, but she could also make an amazing Tom & Jerry. Jean was a kind and beautiful soul who was loved by many and will be greatly missed.
Jean is survived by her husband Lloyd, four children, Ann Boudreau of Eau Claire, Lynn Ivacic of Loyal, Mark Meyer of Albuquerque, NM and Scott Meyer of Richfield, MN and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Jean was predeceased by both parents, her sister, and her granddaughter Danielle.
The family wishes to thank the staff of the House of the Dove Hospice Home, Marshfield for the kind care provided to Jean.
Jean's memorial service will be held at United Church Christ in Neillsville, WI, on Saturday, December 22 at 11:00 AM, with a luncheon following.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Jean to the
, www.cancer.org, would be appreciated.
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Published in the Marshfield News Herald on Dec. 17, 2012