In memory of

Beverly Meyer

April 2, 1928 - April 14, 2021
From: Lake View, IA
Beverly Meyer

Beverly Meyer

Born: April 2, 1928
Died: April 14, 2021
Age: 93
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Beverly “Bev” Arlene Meyer died on April 14, 2021, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa at the age of 93.

   Born on April 2, 1928, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Bev was the middle child of Harold and Laura (Severson) Larson.  She attended St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Cedar Rapids and graduated from Roosevelt High School.  Prior to marriage, Bev was employed as a bookkeeper at Hawkeye Lumber in Cedar Rapids putting her talents of math and accounting to use.

   Bev was introduced to her future husband, Milton Meyer, by her brother-in-law, Dick Baskerville. Dick was Milton’s college fraternity brother. They were married July 30, 1960, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa, and enjoyed 56 years of marriage.  She and Milton made their home on the lake in Lake View, Iowa, where they raised their daughters Julie, Deborah, and Cynthia. 

   Bev learned to play both the piano and violin in her youth.  She often used her musical talents as a pianist at Wheatland Presbyterian Church where she was a member for many years. Teaching children in Vacation Bible School and Sunday School brought her great joy. She also enjoyed assisting with the local Brownie troop.

   Bev had a love of gardening and enjoyed growing flowers and tending to her yard. She took pride in sewing clothes for her daughters including making little dresses for their Barbie dolls.  She was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family.  Animals were another great love as evidenced by ownership of many dogs and cats including a large St. Bernard.

   Bev served as a long-time treasurer of UPW (United Presbyterian Women) at Wheatland Presbyterian Church.  In addition, she worked at Loring Care Center in Sac City for many years as a nurse’s aide providing care for the residents. 

   Bev appreciated her Norwegian heritage and enjoyed visiting Scandinavian communities around Iowa and Minnesota.  She also relished many trips to the Iowa State Fair and looked forward to finishing the day with a stop at the Wonder Bar booth. Bev was a devoted fan of Frank Sinatra and she and Milton enjoyed seeing him perform live in Omaha.

   Bev and Milton enjoyed delivering Meals on Wheels in Lake View. They also provided piano music and entertainment for residents of Black Hawk Life Care Center.

   In 2007, Beverly and Milton moved to the Des Moines area to be closer to family.  Bev was very proud of her grandchildren and spent many enjoyable hours watching them participate in music and sporting activities. 

   Following Milton’s death in 2017, Beverly lived with her daughters Deb and Julie and was surrounded by her children and grandchildren, a cat named Jelly Bean, and a beloved dog, Hudson.

   Bev had a quiet gift of caregiving and was at her best when she could take care of anyone or anything in need. She was affectionately referred to as “Bubby” by her sister’s family and was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and sister-in-law.  She will be greatly missed.

   Beverly is survived by her daughters, Julie Meyer of Omaha, NE; Deb (Douglas) MacDougall of Shueyville, IA; and Cynthia (Robert) MacDougall of Waukee, IA; grandchildren Matthew (fiancée Dani Manna), James, Sarah, Grant, and Paul MacDougall; sister and brother-in-law Doris and Dick Baskerville, and eight nieces and nephews.

   She was preceded in death by her husband Milton, parents Harold and Laura Larson, brother Hurley in early childhood, father-in-law and mother-in-law Ronald and Dena Meyer, and brother-in-law and sister-in-law Duane and Marilyn Meyer.

  Memorials will be set up in Beverly’s name at the discretion of the family and can be directed to ‘The Family of Beverly Meyer’ at 6926 North 143rd Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68142.

Tribute Video
10:30 a.m., Monday
April 19, 2021
Wheatland Presbyterian Church 
Breda, Iowa

Lue Baker, CRE

4:00-6:00 p.m., Sunday
April 18, 2021
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Lake View, Iowa
Wheatland Presbyterian Cemetery
Breda, Iowa


Friday, May 7, 2021 at 3:47 PM
“I'm sorry for your loss. Both of your parents were so kind to me growing up. Sending prayers to all of you.”
- Michael Rumelhart
Friday, May 7, 2021 at 3:47 PM
“Julie, Deb, and Cynthia, sorry to read of the passing of your mother. I have such fond memories of her at Wheatland Church. Sending you sympathy and hugs. ”
- Gloria Bieret
Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 8:29 PM
“Dear Julie, Deb, and Cynthia, I have such wonderful memories of your mom and the kind and loving person she was. She passed on her loveliest traits to all of you. Know that I am praying for your peace and comfort during this time. Hugs to you all. ”
- Sally Young
Monday, April 19, 2021 at 12:29 PM
“With great sadness I am thinking of Bev. We spent many hrs working with Girl Scouting troops REST IN PEACE!”
- Janet Stock
Monday, April 19, 2021 at 12:29 PM
“Julie, Deb and Cynthia, we are so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. The short time we were able to get to know her, she was so kind, caring and such a sweet woman with a big soul. We wish we could have known her longer. We could tell the genuineness she had especially through you girls, that both your parents instilled. Their legends will live on in each of you and your families. Continue to treasure ALL the fabulous times you shared together and memories. Sending much love, hugs, thoughts and prayers each of your way and families way. ”
- Mike & Monica Wilk
Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 10:39 PM
“We are saddened for you Meyer girls and your families. Bev was so special. Her kindness to our mother, Stella Manuel, at Loring Care Center was so appreciated. She and Milt were very good, kind people and friends. Rest in peace, Bev!”
- Jim and Lois Manuel Long
Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 1:34 PM
“Julie, Deb, and Cynthia, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Your parents were special people and they were great fans of the LVA girls basketball attending nearly all the games! There are so many cherished moments we can recall through the years both at the church an at school. May God wrap his loving arms around you and your families as you mourn your mother's passing, but know she is now rejoicing in eternal life. ”
- Sue and Ken Barney
Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 10:07 AM
“So Sorry for your loss of a Beloved Person. I work with Bev at Loring Care Center and then became friends. She was a caring Person and Always Carried A Very Lovely Attitude Towards Life and her smile was Awesome. I will miss her very much. Prayers and Hugs to Family and May God Guide All Through This Journey. ”
- Rebecca Peters
Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 10:07 AM
“sorry to hear of Beverly's passing She was the same age as Albert 93 peace and prayers for the family. ”
- Shirley Ohden
Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 10:07 AM
“I have fond memories of your mother. What a wonderful age. Blessings to you all during this time. Barbara ”
- Barbara Patton Rolph
Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 10:07 AM
“Sending our heartfelt sympathies to family and friends of Beverly, such a kind and lovely woman. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.♥️”
- Natalie and Jamie Kruse
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