Violet Meyer

Date of Birth

Apr 24,1920

Date of Death

Dec 15,2012

VIOLET LOIS (Herzog) MEYER, age 92, of Elburn, passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love and prayers of her family, Saturday, December 15, 2012 at Alden Courts of Waterford, Aurora, where she recently made her home. She was born in Plainfield, IL, on April 24, 1920, the daughter of Robert and Opal (Carey) Herzog. Violet grew up on a family farm in Plainfield and attended local schools, graduating with the class of 1938.Violet and Glenn Meyer met at the roller skating rink in Plainfield and it didn’t take too many turns before they both fell in love. Both were lifelong farmers, and found in each other an unending friendship that would last for the next 56 years. They were united in marriage on March 7, 1942 at the Baptist Church of Plainfield, and started their married life on the farm south of Sugar Grove, where they raised their six children. In 1964, they moved to a farm on Bliss Road and made their last move in 1968 to the first and only home they ever owned, in Elburn. Violet was a 4-H leader for over 50 years, was a short order cook in high school and off-and-on while on the farm; was a member of Homemakers; and worked at the Kane County Extension Office. While in the area, she was a member of the Sugar Grove Methodist Church and sang tenor in the church choir. Glenn and Violet were members of the Young Adults Club – she sang opposite Ed Dugan, and Glenn built sets. In their later years, they graduated to a 500 club along with 7 other couples, rotating their card playing each month for years. Once in Elburn, she joined the Congregational Church and their Amen Group. She enjoyed their bible study group and Sunday services as well. For years after the kids were grown, Glenn and Violet traveled throughout the U.S. – first by car, then with Grammer Tours by bus. Their claim to fame was having visited all 50 states. They also visited Europe a couple times with Fun-Timers. She loved to travel – if there was somewhere to go, she was the first one packed! Violet was never one to be idle, and sewed her own clothes and drapes for years. She taught herself to crochet in high school, and it was a passion that lasted a lifetime. Each year she would plan her signature afghan gift for the newest graduate; for weddings, it was an intricately detailed doily. Her work reflected her tenacity for perfection, and she often tore out a mistake again and again, looking over her glasses, and grumbling, "Nertz". Mom was an avid Sox fan, which began when her Uncle Al used to take her games. She was an amazing sports fan – she cheered for the Bears and the Bulls, and even the Cubs if there was no Sox game on. She thoroughly enjoyed hashing over the latest game with the boys, in particular the grandsons. Never one for gossip, though she wasn’t much of a talker at times, she was always a great listener. She always had a soft spot for the boys! Her greatest love incl uded her 6 children, 20 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren. She was always first in line to hold the newest member. She is survived by five children:Susann N. (James) Evans, William R. (Karen) Meyer,Dianne L. (Stan) Kazak, Edward E. (Patricia) Meyer and Phyllis M. Intrain; One daughter-in-law, Linda Meyer, 19 grandchildren:Todd Evans,Kari Evans,Angie Van Fleet, Robin (Todd) Cotter,Tracey Schroeder,Missie (Brandt) Smith, Marcie Meyer,Rae (Brian) Smith, Trish (Ben) Hoskins,Scott (Detra) Meyer,Brent (Lisa) Meyer,Russ (Bonnie) Meyer,Kevin Meyer,Courtney (Roger) Moore, Beth Meyer,Clint (Lindsay) Meyer,Josh (Sarah) Melchert,Kathryn Melchert and Bryan Melchert;24 great grandchildren: Ian ,Sydney,ColinJessica, Sophie, Joe, Megan, Lauren,Addison, Ashley, Jessica,Kyle,Tim,Travis,Aaron, Donnie,Chloe,Thelise,Jareth,Cole,Alexandra,Sean,Abbigail and Brooklyn;Two sisters: Velma Ferguson of Lynn Creek, MO, andVera Krnac of Plainfield;Several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins and a family of friends.She is preceded in death by her husband Glenn W. Meyer, one son, Donald R. Meyer, a granddaughter Jayme and her husband John Carlson, one grandson-in-law Troy Scott, two siblings: Edward Herzog and Verna Hollmier.Visitation will be from 3-6:30 p.m ., Thursday, December 20, 2012, with a funeral to celebrate her life at 7 p.m. at the Community Congregational Church of Elburn. Rev. Bennett McNeal, pastor of the church, will officiate with interment to follow Friday, December 21, at 10 a.m., Kaneville Cemetery, Kaneville, IL. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Violet’s name to benefit her favorite charities. Checks may be made to the "Violet Meyer Memorial" and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, 60119. Tributes may also be forwarded to the same address or on the web at, where you can find her full life story.

Visitation will be from 3-6:30 p.m .with a funeral to celebrate her life at 7 p.m. at the Community Congregational Church of Elburn. Rev. Bennett McNeal, pastor of the church, will officiate with private family interment to follow cremation at a later date.

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