Lucille Mae (Heintzleman) Meyers, age 92 of Sunfield, passed away peacefully into the loving arms of Jesus on February 14, 2018. She was born May 31, 1925 in Hawthorne, Wisconsin, the daughter of Walter and Hannah (Halvorson) Heintzleman. She grew up in Bowman, North Dakota, moving to Lake Odessa in 1939 and graduating from Lake Odessa High School in 1943. On June 7, 1946 she married Wesley Meyers, shortly after he returned from his service in the Navy. They lived in the Lake Odessa and Sunfield area their entire lives. Wesley preceded her in death, on December 22, 2010 after 64 years together.
Their children include: Linda (Phil) DeVries of Ludington, Duane (Buffy) Meyers of Sunfield, Debrah (Ed) Smith of Lake Odessa, Wesley Jr. (Connie) Meyers of Lake Odessa and Annette (Ron) Thompson of Indian River. Lucy had 17 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. She is survived by sisters in law Joanne Heintzleman and Ardell Ward and many loving nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death was an infant son, Darrell Meyers as well as siblings Velma Heintzleman; Alvin (Maxine) Heintzleman; William (Josephine) Heintzleman; Marcella (Wilbur) Gierman; Betty (Joseph) Hasman; and Raymond (Joanne) Heintzleman; half-sisters Lillian McCullum, Edith Edwins; Ethel Grover and half-brother Charles Heintzleman; Harold (Maxine) Meyers; Howard (Leona) Meyers; Eleanor (Al) Allen and Richard (Ardell) Ward.
Lucy worked at factories in Ionia and Lansing during the war, then at the Lake Odessa Canning Company, Tasker’s Orchard and the Chrysler Trim Plant in Lyons. She was a long-time member of the Sebewa Center United Methodist Church, the Ladies Aid Society and the neighborhood Birthday Club.
Lucy always had a smile and a kind word for everyone; she loved the Lord and you could tell. She adored spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was always available to babysit, whether it was close by or included making a trip to Ludington or Mackinac Island. She loved cooking and getting together for big family meals. She worked tirelessly for her church and enjoyed baking pies for their monthly fundraiser suppers. She loved singing hymns A Capella and was known for just bursting into joyful song, sometimes when those around her least expected it. She enjoyed baking, traveling, growing flowers and vegetables in her garden and canning. She loved to keep in touch with family and friends by phone or email. Lucille was loved by many and will be greatly missed by her family.
Please visit a special memorial page for Lucille M. Meyers at www.RosierFuneralHome.com to light a candle or leave a condolence message.
Visitation will be Tuesday, February 20th from 2:00 – 4:00 PM and 6:00 – 8:00 PM, and on Wednesday, February 21st from 10:00 – 11:00 AM, all at the Sunfield United Brethren Church. The Celebration of Life memorial service will begin at 11:00 AM Wednesday February 21, 2018.
Memorial contributions can be made to the VFW Alta Mae Frost Scholarship in Lake Odessa or to Northern Michigan Christian Academy in Alanson.
The family has entrusted the Independent Family Owned Funeral Home in Sunfield: Rosier Funeral Home.
VFW Alta Mae Frost Scholarship
Lake Odessa MI 48849
Northern Michigan Christian Academy in Alanson