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Obituary: Vivian Luella Meier

Jun 20, 2016 03:22PM ● Published by Jim

Vivian Luella Meier

Vivian Luella Meier, age 76 of Beaver Dam, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 19, 2016 at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison.

Vivian was born on September 6, 1939 at the Cainville General Store in Magnolia township near Evansville, WI to Verne and Clara (Day) Krause. She graduated from Evansville High School in 1957 and Monroe Teachers College in 1959. On June 20, 1959 she was united in marriage to Donald J. Meier in Evansville. Vivian worked on the farm and was a teacher at a one-room school for 10 years, before she became a stay-at-home mom, followed by working as a teacher's assistant for Dodgeland School District. Vivian attended the Lay Academy UCC Seminary in DeForest and was involved in ministry for many years. She was a member of the United Church of Christ in Reeseville, served on the Reeseville Village Board, was the Reeseville librarian and was treasurer of the Reeseville Fire Department. She also taught Sunday School, was the Sunday School Superintendent and served as minister for Fox Lake UCC for eight years.

Vivian is survived by her husband of 57 years, Donald Meier of Beaver Dam; her son John Meier of Beaver Dam; her daughter, Judy Mark of Beaver Dam; her grandchildren, Ashley Stofflet, Logan Meier, Lucas Meier, Caleb Mark and Emma Mark; her siblings, Janet Jackson of Deerfield and Elmer (Pat) Krause of Janesville; and further survived by other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation for Vivian will be held on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services, 135 Keller Blvd., Beaver Dam and also prior to the service on Thursday at church, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the United Church of Christ, 106 Washington St., Reeseville. Burial will take place at Oakwood Cemetery, Beaver Dam, followed by a luncheon at Cornerstone.

Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services in Beaver Dam is honored to be serving the family. You may send private online condolences or sign the family’s guest book at

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