Emma (nee: Bonini) Meyer, 101, passed away at Wheaton Franciscan – All Saints Medical Center on Monday, December 21, 2009.
Emma was born in Mindenmines, MO, on December 7, 1908, to the late John and Maria (nee: Albertini) Bonini. On September 1, 1934, in Holy Name Catholic Church, she was united in marriage with Joseph Meyer, who preceded her in death on October 23, 1977.
With a profound Catholic faith, Emma was a member of St. Lucy Catholic Church and Holy Name Christian Mothers, who faithfully offered the Rosary and recited her prayers every single day. She enjoyed crocheting, sharing time together with friends at “Club,” and was a fantastic cook. Above all, she loved nothing more than being in the midst of her entire family.
Surviving are her daughters, Dolores Woods, Joan (Vince) Doyle and Liz (Bob) DeWitt; grandchildren, Thomas (Sue) Woods, Patti (Jimmy) Cruz, Lynn (Chuck) Schweikl, Anne (Matt) Sadowski, Joseph (Lori) Doyle, Brian (Dawn) Emmrich and Jaime (Brad) Treichel; 13 great-grandchildren; and many other dear relatives and friends too numerous to mention by name.
In addition to her parents and husband, Emma was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Martinelli; and brothers, James, Enrico, Adolph, Henry, Albert and John Bonini.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, December 28, 2009, at noon in St. Lucy Catholic Church, 3101 Drexel Ave., with Rev. Mark R. Jones officiating. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Hwy 32. Visitation will be in the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until noon. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested Mass intentions for Emma or memorials to St. Lucy Church and St. Catherine’s High School.
A special note of thanks to the entire staff at All Saints 2D for the compassionate care during the past few weeks; and our sincere gratitude to Wheaton Franciscan Home Health & Hospice and to our dedicated family members and friends for all the care and support given over the years – which allowed our Mother to remain in her own home. May God bless all of you!
Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home & Crematory
4600 County Line Rd., Racine 262-552-9000