Deanna Meyer

Deanna (Dee) Meyer

Deanna (Dee) Meyer, mother of Jerry (Cathy) Meyer and Jill (Robert) Margala, grandmother of Andy (Katherine) Meyer and life partner of Richard Kraft passed on February 8, 2021.

Dee was raised in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, attended Lake Geneva High School (Class of 1954) where she met and later married her high school sweetheart, Carl Meyer on June 14, 1958. After attending Racine Kenosha Teachers College and University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, Dee taught in a one room country school in Walworth County.

Following her marriage to Carl Meyer, they lived in California, Texas, Maryland and Hawaii before settling in Crystal Lake, IL in 1972. Dee spent over 30 years in the real estate industry on a local and national level.

Carl Meyer passed away in 1997. Richard Kraft entered her life in 2004. They enjoyed extensive travel mostly on the North American continent.

Dee enjoyed her membership in the First Congregational Church of Crystal Lake, especially her Fellowship Circle. She remained an active member of the PEO Sisterhood in Chapters JH and IA in Crystal Lake, a previous member and president of the Rotary Club of Crystal Lake Dawnbreakers, and many other civic and social organizations. She enjoyed reading with membership in several book clubs, quilting, knitting and travel.

Dee was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Meyer, her granddaughter, Danielle Marie Meyer, and her brother, Sam Sipsma.

Services will be at the First Congregational Church on a date to be determined.

Donations may be given to the First Congregational Church or Rotary International.

For online condolences visit www.davenportfamily.com or call 815-459-3411 for information.


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Published by Lake Geneva Regional News on Feb. 18, 2021.
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I am so sorry for your loss. She was a much loved member of our neighborhood book club and womens´ group - we will all miss her so much. She was a lovely, lovely person.
Vernie Vadnais
February 17, 2021
I worked with Dee for many years & spent time getting to know her kindness, sense of humor, & love of her family. We have all lost a very loving lady.
Mary Anne McGuire-Weltch
February 13, 2021
I'm so sorry for your loss, Dee was a real sweetheart. I knew your parents back in the '90s when your dad worked with me at Radicom. They were one of the nicest couples I have ever met!
Rick Wolf
February 13, 2021