Edna Eleanor (Meyr) Hartmeister

July 23, 1918 Sept., 29, 2014

Edna Eleanor (Meyr) HartmeisterEdna Eleanor (Meyr) Hartmeister was born on July 23, 1918, to Arnold and Alida (Fischer) Meyr in Altenburg, Mo. She was born to life eternal with her savior Jesus on Sept. 29, 2014, in Oconomowoc. She married her beloved husband, Elmer, on Oct. 25, 1947. He predeceased her on March 1, 1983.

Edna was a descendant of many of the Saxon Lutheran immigrant families that came to St. Louis and then to Perry County, Mo. She was baptized, confirmed and married by Pastor Adolph Vogel at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg, Mo. She worked in St. Louis prior to her marriage, after which time she became the cherished mother to Patricia (the Rev. Paul) Borgman of Oconomowoc, Barbara Stoeppelwerth of Marietta, Ga., Susan (the Rev. Paul) Speerbrecker of Janesville, Ruth (Gerald) Schlomer of Sedalia, Mo., and Paul (Monica) Hartmeister of Carmel, Ind. Her sister Esther (John) Fischer and sisters-in-law Evelyn (Norbert) Meyr and Gertrude (Hartmeister) Walkenhorst also survive.

She is further survived by grandchildren Michael (Tracy) Borgman, Joel (Brenda) Borgman, Stephen (Kapri) Borgman, Wayne (Cara) Klamp, John (Tiffany) Speerbrecker, James (Kristin) Speerbrecker, Jesse, Jason, and Joshua Speerbrecker, Julian Schmiedeke, and Jacob and Samuel Hartmeister; six great-grandchildren, Macie, Emma, Bryant and Phillip Borgman, and Jeremy and Jason Klamp; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and their families. In addition, she is remembered by scores of friends in Missouri and Wisconsin, including the exceptional nursing staff at Shorehaven Health Center, where she lived most recently.

Services will be held on Sunday, Oct. 5, at Ascension Lutheran Church, 5347 Donovan Ave., St. Louis, MO 63109. Visitation will be from 1 pm to 3 pm with the funeral service at 3 pm. Interment will be at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, 2900 Sheridan Road, St. Louis, MO 63125, on Monday, Oct. 6, at 9:45 am.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Ascension Lutheran Church, 5347 Donovan Ave., St. Louis, MO 63109; or to the Lutheran Heritage Center and Museum, 75 Church St., Altenburg, MO 63732.

Pagenkopf Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 262-567-4457 or visit www.pagenkopf.com.