Doris Meyer

NEW ULM — Doris Meyer, age 85, passed away Saturday, June 1, 2019 at the Sleepy Eye Care Center in Sleepy Eye

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Ulm. Burial will follow in the Catholic Cemetery in New Ulm.

Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home – SOUTH CHAPEL in New Ulm. Visitation will continue from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the South Chapel.

To leave an online condolence for the family, or to sign the guestbook, please visit: www.mvfh.org.

Doris is survived by her sons, David (Cindy) Meyer of New Ulm, Dan Meyer of Courtland, Dennis Meyer of New Ulm; son-in-law, Randy Hillesheim; 11 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and her brother, Ray Frericks.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Meyer; parents; daughter, Sandy Hillesheim; sister, Mary Jane Salfer; and brothers, Raymond, Ralph, and Robert Frericks.

Doris Ann (Frericks) Meyer was born February 16, 1934 to Frank and Bernadette Ferick s in Ramsen, Iowa.

As a young woman, Doris moved “to the big city” of New Ulm to find a good paying job. She began working for the telephone company as an operator. This beautiful operator caught the eye of a local meat market employee& after a short courtship, they were married on June 20, 1956. Just over a year later, they welcomed their first child; a son. They would be blessed with two more sons and a daughter.

In her free time, Doris enjoyed playing cards, gardening, and being a homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She also enjoyed bowling in her younger years, fishing, camping, and volunteering at St. Mary’s. Doris loved cooking for her family, a favorite dish being her homemade chicken noodle soup.

Above all, Doris treasured all the time she was able to spend with her friends and family. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Blessed be her memory.