Meryle L. Ehlert, 92, of Beaver Dam passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Arcadia Assisted Living in Beaver Dam.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, August 1, 2014 at Noon at First Ev. Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam with the Rev. Mark Jensen officiating. A visitation will also be held on Friday, Aug. 1st from 10:00 a.m. – Noon at the church. Inurnment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Beaver Dam.
Meryle was born the daughter of Roy and Sophie (Vedum) Hyer on December 31, 1921 at the family farm near Elroy, Wisconsin. She married Roy Ehlert on June 8, 1946.
She was a graduate of Elroy High School in 1939 and La Crosse State Teacher’s College in 1942. She taught school in Rio and Madison prior to her marriage to Roy.
Meryle was a member of First Ev. Lutheran Church serving the church in many different ways including the Quilters for Lutheran World Relief, Circle, Altar Guild and Retirees. Over the years she was also active in PEO, PEO Lunch Brunch, Homemakers, Meals on Wheels, Girl Scouts and various bridge clubs. She was a member of Fox Lake Golf Club for many years. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, traveling and spending time with family and friends. Many will remember Meryle for her wonderful meals and great desserts.
Meryle is survived by her children: Pat (Mark Dallner) Ehlert of Milwaukee, Jim (Bonnie) Ehlert Cambridge, and Becky (Scott) Kutzke of Beaver Dam; six grandchildren: Andrew, Robbie, Dan, Mike, Alyssa and Beth; four great grandchildren: Emma, June, Jackson and Frank; sister Joan (Philip) Muth of Appleton, brother Norman (Carol) Hyer of Elroy, sisters-in-law: Shirley Hyer of Elroy and Erma (Ray) Behling of Vesper; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Roy, stillborn son and a brother John Hyer.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to First. Ev. Lutheran Church/Lutheran World Relief or to the Beaver Dam Scholarship Foundation.
The family would like to extend their thanks to all of the staff at Arcadia Assisted Living and to Generations Hospice for their loving care of Meryle.
Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home and Cremation Services, N7199 N. Crystal Lake Rd. in Beaver Dam is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.koepsellfh.com