Obituary of Alice Eleanor Meyers
Alice Eleanor Meyers, 98, residing in Cascade and formerly of Dyersville, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, in Cascade, Iowa
Visitation will be held from 12 – 1:30 p.m. on Monday, October 2, 2023 at Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville.
Funeral Mass will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, October 2, 2023 at St. Francis Xavier Basilica with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Chris Podhajsky will officiate.
Alice was born on October 27th,1924 in Dyersville, IA, the daughter of Ray and Irene (Brunsmann) Beckmann. Alice graduated from Xavier High School in 1942.
On August 28th, 1950, Alice was united in marriage to Donald C. (Lefty) Meyers at St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville. He preceded her in death on June 21st, 2005. This marriage was blest with three children, Matt, Phyllis, and Mary Kay.
Alice worked at the Glover Sewing Factory until she became a full-time homemaker for her children. When time became available for Alice, she felt the need to continue caring for children, and became a teacher’s aide for the special needs students at Beckman Catholic Schools in Dyersville and Western Dubuque Schools in Farley. Alice truly enjoyed her time helping these students. She refferred to them as, “Angels on Earth.” In her senior years, Lefty and Alice enjoyed traveling the East Coast, Europe, fishing in Minnesota, and especially spending the winters in Texas with their ‘Tip O Texas” friends.
Alice’s most precious accomplishment was to be a wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and she excelled at every level.
Alice is the last remaining descendant from the Beckmann and Meyers generation. However, many family members will honor her memory. Her children: Matt (Ann) Meyers of Dyersville, Phyllis (Allan) Wessels of Dyersville, Mary Kay (Steve) Lammers of Ballwin, Missouri; eleven grandchildren: Melissa Meyers; Nicole Meyers, Cody (Erin) Meyers, Connor (Morgan) Meyers, Bobby A Loebach, Eric E. Davis, Kristen (Jamie DeKruif) Wegmann, Audrey (Marvin) Brown, Tim (Molly Hauser) Wessels, Jeremy (Christina) Lammers, Matt (Nichole) Lammers, great-grandchildren: Carson, Aiden, Jordyn, Tessa, Tate, Leah, Olivia, Stella, Lillian, Blythe, Zane, Clyde, Kennedy, Liam, Parker, Taylor, Hudson, Camden, and Brynn; many nieces and nephews.
Alice was preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Irene Beckmann; siblings: Anita Cross, Albert (Buddy) Beckmann, Leroy (Spreetz) Beckmann, Elizabeth Harbaugh; in-Laws: Donnell (Doc) Cross, Sally Beckmann, Ida Rhea Beckmann, Ward Harbaugh. Vince (Helen) Meyers; Robert (Lucille) Meyers; Herbert (Jan & Lois) Meyers.
The family would like to thank the staff of Accura Nursing Home, and Hospice of Dubuque. Also, special visitors, Cookie, Turkey, Marilyn, and Monica.
Memorials are preferred to St. Francis Xavier Basilica and Hospice of Dubuque.
Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville is assisting the family and information is available at www.kramerfuneral.com. Memorials may be sent to the family, (in care of Kramer Funeral Home) 750 12th Ave SW, Dyersville, IA 52040.