Renee A. Meyers, 58|
Renee A. Meyers passed away peacefully on Friday, March 16. Despite
leading a very healthy lifestyle, Renee was diagnosed with a rare and
aggressive form of lung cancer in January. Renee fought valiantly
against this insidious disease and had excellent medical care.
However, even with the love and support from her family and many
friends, Renee could not overcome this cancer's unfair advantage.
Renee’s husband, Dennis Garrett, and their two daughters, Libby and
Molly, were with her during the entire time that she fought this
disease. The Meyers-Garrett family enjoyed living in Cedarburg since
1991, educating their daughters in the excellent Cedarburg public
schools and enjoying the many artistic and cultural opportunities in
Renee was a professor in the Communication Department at the
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for over 20 years. During that
time, she served as chairperson of the department and was a mentor to
many graduate students who went on to have successful academic and
professional careers in many countries around the world. While she
would never mention it herself, her family would like to note that
Renee received many awards for her teaching excellence and research
productivity during her illustrious career.
Renee was born on March 4, 1954, in the small farming community of
Morgan, Minn. In addition to her husband and two daughters, Renee is
survived by her mother, Marguerite Meyers; and eight brothers and
sisters. Her father, Wayne Meyers, passed away when Renee was still
in high school. His death had a profound impact on Renee and led her
to assume tremendous responsibility at a young age. Her family takes
great comfort in knowing that Renee and her father will now be
reunited to catch up on all of their lost years.
Renee’s family would like to thank Dr. Goniu and Dr. Burfeind for
their exceptional care for Renee during her illness. And the family
would especially like to express their sincere appreciation to the
amazing nursing staff on the North 3 wing at Columbia St. Mary’s
Ozaukee Hospital. Their care and support were very important during
this difficult journey.
A service to celebrate Renee’s life is being planned. Please check
Renee’s site at www.caringbridge.org (reneemeyers) for details
regarding this service.
Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family.