Eunice Ann Meyer
September 24, 1933 — March 18, 2021
Eunice Meyer, age 87 of Algona, passed away Thursday, March 18, 2021, at the Kossuth Regional Health Center, Algona. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 27, at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Algona. Services will be livestreamed on the Trinity Lutheran Church’s YouTube page. Burial will take place at Burt Township Cemetery. Visitation is Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Algona. Masks are required for all events.
Eunice Ann (Wittkopp) Meyer was born Sept. 24, 1933, in the parsonage at Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Marcus, where her father was the pastor. She was the sixth child born to Edward L. Wittkopp and Magdelene (Schaefer) Wittkopp.
Eunice started school at Amherst #9, a country school a mile from her home. Her oldest sister, Helen, was her first grade teacher. At the end of seventh grade, her father accepted a call to Concordia Lutheran Church and they moved to Sioux City where she attended West Junior High and Central High School.
In the summer of 1950, Eunice and her parents moved to Burt where her father was the pastor at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Eunice graduated from Burt High School in 1951 and worked as a secretary at that school for one year. On Sept. 15, 1952, she was united in marriage to Eugene Paul Meyer and they lived on a farm east of Burt for 58 years raising three sons.
Eunice was an active member of St. John’s, singing in the choir, teaching Sunday School (the little ones were her favorites), directing VBS, Christmas programs and Senior Saints. Eunice was also a member of LWML, serving terms as zone president, vice president and secretary and various local offices at both St. John’s and Trinity. She was elected to the board of Lutheran Family Services and was a member of the district Rural Ministries Committee. She also taught classes at Religious Nurture.
Eunice and Eugene enjoyed working on 2 Laborers for Christ projects in Mason City and Prior Lake, Minn. They also spent a number of winters camping at Trophy Gardens, Alamo, Texas. In 2010 they moved to Algona and became members of Trinity Lutheran Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband, Eugene; two brothers, Arno and Otto Wittkopp; three sisters, Helen Erickson, Ruth Schoeder and Myra Wittkopp; and an infant son, Scott Edward.
Left to cherish her memory are her three sons, Allan and Julie Meyer of Owatonna, Minn., Joel and Kathy Meyer of Fort Collins, Colo., and Rodney and Bonita Meyer of rural Burt; 11 grandchildren, Sarah Perkins, Michael Meyer, Emily Anderson, Karen Goble, Liz Stitzmeyer, Jessica Meyer, Rebecca Meyer, Rachel Meyer, Myra Meyer, Hannah Meyer and Jonathan Meyer and 12 great-grandchildren, Isaac, Emma, Elijah and Amos Perkins; Ella and Ruby Anderson; Vivian Annabelle and Luella Stitzmeyer; Haley and Henry Goble; and Kendrick Kraft-Meyer.
Donations in Eunice’s honor may be directed to Mission Central – LCMS World Mission, 40718 Highway E16, Mapleton, IA 51034, and Trinity Lutheran Quilters, Trinity Lutheran Church, 520 N. Garfield, Algona, IA 50511.
Lentz Funeral Home of Algona is assisting the family. Condolences may be left online at www.lentzfuneralhome.com.