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Avis "Morky" Meyer

February 16, 1922 — June 13, 2013

Rev. Dean Schroeder
Organist ~ Melissa Bruna
Congregational Hymns
“Amazing Grace”
“In the Garden”
“What a Friend We Have in Jesus”
Special Music by Scott, John and Paul Meyer
“Precious Lord, Take My Hand”
Honorary Pallbearers
Avis’ Granddaughters
Jennifer Nolan
Rachael Olmstead
Amy Barker
Andrea Schmidt
Colleen Meyer
Emily Heyl
Active Pallbearers
Avis’ Grandsons
Michael Meyer
Scott Meyer
John Meyer
Eric Heyl
Paul Meyer
Alex Heyl
Avis R. A. (Mork) Meyer, age 91, of Tyndall, South Dakota passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Home in Tyndall.
Avis was born on February 16, 1922 in Montevideo, Minnesota to Christine (Berquam) and Albert Mork.  She was so tiny that she was taken home by sleigh in a shoebox.  She was baptized on April 7, 1922 at the United Lutheran Church in Granite Falls, Minnesota.  Avis attended country school in Yellow Medicine County until her father, Albert, passed away in 1928.  Her mother, Christine, brother, LeDell and she moved to Granite Falls, Minnesota at that time.  Following graduation from Granite Falls High School in 1939, Avis attended Bartron School of Nursing in Watertown, South Dakota where she earned a degree as a Registered Nurse in 1943.  It was while in nursing school that she acquired the nickname “Morky.”  After graduation she worked as a surgical nurse in Montevideo, Minnesota from 1943 to 1945 and later in 1945 and 1946 at Methodist Hospital in Mitchell, South Dakota.
On September 10, 1944 Avis married Marvin Henry Meyer at the United Lutheran Church in Granite Falls, Minnesota.  From that day on, you rarely heard one name without the other—“Marv & Morky” were a team like no other.  Following the birth of her first child, Avis retired from nursing on a full time basis.  She moved with Marvin to Tyndall, South Dakota in February, 1949.  She became active in civic and community affairs being a member of the Lutheran Ladies Aid, a 50 year member of Circle II, a Cub Scout Leader, and working with Meals on Wheels and the Extension Club.  She also worked as a volunteer nurse during the administration of the polio vaccine in the mid-1950’s.  She and Marvin were active members of several pinochle clubs and the square dance club.
Morky and Marv celebrated a wonderful partnership of 67 years until his passing on January 5, 2012. For their first anniversary they went camping in a tent and that was the beginning of more than 60 years of camping and traveling throughout the US and Europe.  Dancing, fishing and gardening were times enjoyed together.  She also joined Marv on hunting excursions including a goose hunting trip in October, 1946 when she was nearly nine-months pregnant.
Grateful for having shared her life  are her sons Roger (Van), Yankton, SD; Larry (Anne), Yankton, SD; David (Patricia), Brookings SD; and her daughter Julie (Michael) Heyl, Lincoln, NE.
Avis’ legacy of faith and love will continue in her grandchildren, Rachael (Chris) Olmstead, Michael Meyer (Laura Handy)  and Colleen Meyer; Jennifer (Jeremy) Nolan and Amy (Larry) Barker; Andrea (Brian) Schmidt, Scott (Taylor Mertz) Meyer, John Meyer (Paige Pearson) and Paul Meyer; Eric (Rachel) Heyl, Alex Heyl (Hannah McLaughlin) and Emily Heyl, and 7 great-grandchildren.
Remembering a life well lived will be her brother Roger (Darlene) Mooney, Blaine, MN; two brothers-in-law Delwin (Eloise) Meyer, Huntsville, AL; Lon (Miriam) Meyer, Phoenix, AZ; and sisters-in-law Selma Mork, Bloomington, MN; Ruth Elshere, Watertown, SD; and Eunice Meyer, South Shore, SD.
Avis was preceded in death by her husband Marvin; parents, step-father, Charles Mooney; brother, Le Dell (Bud) Mork; and sister, Carol Day.
Memorials may be directed to St. John’s Lutheran Church and The Good Samaritan Society.
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Service Schedule

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Monday, June 17, 2013

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

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