Evelyn Meeter, 95, of Corsica, SD passed away Saturday, September 1, 2012 at the Pleasant View Good Samaritan Center in Corsica. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, September 8, 2012 at the Grace Reformed Church in Corsica. A private family Committal Service was held on Sunday, September 2, 2012 at the Harrison Cemetery.
Evelyn Meeter was born April 24, 1917 to Edith (Wolbrink) and Simon Plooster. She was born and raised in Garden Valley, SD located 4 miles north and 4 miles west of Corsica. In 1935 she went with other teenagers in the area to work in Bellflower, California. She married her childhood sweetheart, Raymond Meeter on August 12, 1937. They lived in Bellflower until 1943, when they moved back to the Meeter family farm in Garden Valley.
Her husband Ray passed away in 1951 leaving her with four children under the age of 11. Evelyn continued to manage the family farm until moving to Corsica in 1968. She was employed at the Pleasant View Nursing Home in Corsica for 18 years until her retirement.
Evelyn loved growing flowers, tatting and crocheting, attending Bible study, playing Skip-Bo and Rumicube, and praying for her children and grandchildren. She is remembered for her rich sense of humor and her great story telling ability by which she kept our family history alive. She was a founding member of the Bethel Reformed Church of Bellflower, California and a lifelong member of the Reformed Church of Harrison, SD until moving to Corsica and becoming a member of Grace Reformed Church of Corsica.
Grateful for having shared in Evelynís life: her four children: Larry Meeter (Ruby) of Superior, MT, Marilyn Fish (Jim) of Platte, SD, Sheryl Martinsen Sleeper of Lake Park, IA and Rev. Dean Meeter (Gwen) of Sioux Falls, SD; 14 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; 10 great-great grandchildren; two sisters: Mildred Joffer of Brooten, MN and Everine Plooster of Azusa, CA; along with several nieces and nephews.
Evelyn was the last surviving member of the extended Ed Meeter family who had homesteaded in the area in 1891. She was preceded in death by: her husband; her parents; five brothers and a sister.