Luetta Mareah (Johnson) Meggers, 83, of Westside, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, at Crowell Memorial Home in Blair, Nebraska.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Zion Lutheran Church in Arcadia with Pastor Ben Dose officiating. Organist for the service will be Rebecca Dose. Casket bearers will be Jeff Gearig, Casey Meggers, Philip Meggers, Rodney Frank, Nathan Paul, Kelvin Grasz and Kyle Forsyth (honorary). Burial will be at the Westside Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday and from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at Zion Lutheran Church in Arcadia. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll, and online condolences may be left for Luetta’s family at www.dahnandwoodhouse.com.
Born on March 18, 1936, to Francis F. and H. Elizabeth (Hagaman) Johnson, Luetta graduated from Carroll Public High School in 1954 and was a proud member of the marching band. She married Duane Meggers on Oct. 8, 1955. They were blessed with four children: David, Larry, Dennis and Wendy. They farmed south of Westside and Vail into the early ’80s. Luetta worked for law firms in Vail, Denison and Carroll. The latter and very satisfying portion of her career was her employment at St. Anthony Regional Hospital, Carroll.
Duane and Luetta moved into Westside in 1984 and resided there until September 2016 when they moved to Fort Calhoun, Nebraska, to an assisted-living facility and to be closer to one of their children.
She enjoyed participating in various social and card clubs with a special fondness for euchre. She took joy crocheting, quilting, and gardening as well. Luetta was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Arcadia. She also held membership in American Legion Auxiliary of Westside.
She had a childhood love of horses and passed that love on to her children. Day drives around the country with Duane and spending time with children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought her great joy. Luetta had a delightful sense of humor and often described herself as “weird but wonderful.”
Luetta is survived by her children: David (Jeanette) Meggers of St. Louis, Missouri; Larry (Lili) Meggers of Norwalk, Iowa; Dennis (Sue) Meggers of Truro, Iowa, and Wendy (Kelvin) Grasz of Blair, Nebraska; grandchildren: Philip (Becky) Meggers, Omaha, Nebraska, Kristina (Nate) Paul, St. Louis, Emily (Jeff) Gearig, Montpelier, Ohio, Casey (Briana) Meggers, Twin Falls, Idaho, Marcia (Kyle) Forsyth, Menan, Idaho, Antonio Castano, Teresa Castano, Andrea Castano and Angie Castano; great-grandchildren: Maddison, Jason and Elsa Gearig; Jackson, Claire and Oliver Paul; Hadley and Ryleigh Forsyth; Alehandra Salcedo Velez, Maria Isabel Carabali Velez and Alexandra Bedoya Velez; sister-in-law Alma Johnson; nieces, nephews, cousins and many loving friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Francis and H. Elizabeth (Hagaman); Duane’s parents, William F. and Elvira (Gruhn) Meggers; brothers-in law William and Edward Meggers; her brother C. Arnold Johnson; her sister Phyllis McDonald; brothers-in-law John (Jack) McDonald and Wilbert Ehlers; and sister-in-law Dorothea Ehlers.