May 21, 2018

Helen Margaret Meyers, 88, of Clear Lake, died Thursday, May 17, 2018, at the IOOF Home in Mason City.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1001 9th Ave. South, Clear Lake, with the Rev. John Gossman officiating. Burial will be at Clear Lake Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Monday, May 21, at Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. 4th St., Clear Lake, with a Scriptural Wake service beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Family suggests memorial contributions to St. Patrick Catholic Church Building for Community or to a charity of one’s choice.

Helen was born on Jan. 24, 1930, a daughter of Dr. Casper and Margaret (Schultes) Langenfeld, in Carroll, Iowa. She married Frankie “Bud” Meyers on April 23, 1955 in Carroll. After nearly 60 years of marriage, he preceded her in death on April 11, 2013.

A graduate of St. Angela Academy in Carroll, Class of 1948, Helen attended and graduated from St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Nursing School in 1952. She worked at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital for most of her career.

Helen was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Clear Lake, Ducks Unlimited, and various bowling leagues throughout her life. Her greatest joy was her family, and she cherished the time spent with them. Much of that time was spent traveling all over Iowa, and sometimes out of state, for Bud’s trapshoots. She enjoyed taking her children to the beach when they were young, spending time with nursing friends, playing cards, bowling, and completing crossword puzzles and word searches. Helen loved to socialize, so her two favorite days of the year were the Fourth of July and Christmas Eve because all of her family and friends were together.

Helen is survived by five children, Doug (Mary Helen) Meyers of Clear Lake, Diane (Mark) Holt of Mason City, Randy (Mary) Meyers of Clear Lake, Donna (Jaimi Kiger) Meyers of Mason City and Shelly (Jerry) Gardinier of Clear Lake; 12 grandchildren, Kathy (Dan) Lloyd, Michael (Kris) Pedelty, Don (Becky) Pedelty, Victor Pedelty, Jennifer (Greg) Johnston, Jon (Rachel) Holt, Matthew Hankenson, Kat (Steve) Everett, Sarah (Matt) Norris, Megan (Tom) Budde, Dan (fiancée, Kelly) Hartnett, and Kelli Gardinier; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Omer Langenfeld of Carroll; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a daughter, Ann Marie; and siblings Florence Westendorf, Albert Nagl, Louis Nagl, Felix Langenfeld, Marie Langenfeld, Sister Mary Lourdes, Vincent Langenfeld and Elmer Langenfeld.