Darlene Mae (Sorensen) Meyer, 87 of Grand Island, formerly of Palmer, died on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at Heritage at Sagewood – Senior Living in Grand Island.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Palmer. Interment will be at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Palmer. Pastor Craig Niemeier will be officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. CDC guidelines will be followed. Greenway-Dietz Funeral Home of Palmer is assisting the family. Memorials are suggested to St. John’s Lutheran Church in Palmer.
Darlene was born in Dannebrog, Nebraska to Norman & Evelyn (Harvey) Sorensen on February 27, 1933. She attended District #38 School through the 8th grade in Howard County. She graduated from Dannebrog High School in 1950.
Darlene was united in marriage to Albert Meyer of Palmer on June 13, 1954 in Dannebrog. They lived in Palmer for 63 years and were married for 66 wonderful years. They were crowned King & Queen of the Grundlovsfest in Dannebrog in 2017. They were the grand marshals of the Palmer Fall Festival. They were long time members of the St. John's Lutheran Church of Palmer. She was a member of the Red Hat Society, & the Palmerette’s Ladies Club in Palmer. Her hobbies included gardening, canning, and baking. She made the best dinner rolls and coleslaw. She loved to travel, and she collected teapots and cookbooks. She enjoyed teaching Sunday School at St. John’s Lutheran Church and writing for the Palmer Journal Newspaper for many years. Her greatest enjoyment was taking care of their three children Ken, Steve and Lisa.
Both Darlene & Albert moved into the Heritage at Sagewood in November of 2017 where they enjoyed the company of many.
Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Albert of Grand Island; sons and daughter-in-law, Kenneth Meyer of Grand Island, Steven & Jamie of Grand Island; and daughter and son-in-law, Lisa & Mark Washburn of Grand Island; grandchildren, Brandon Meyer and Lindsay Meyer, both of Lincoln, Ashley Washburn of Omaha, and Justin Washburn of Grand Island; sisters and brother-in-law, Delores Goering and Dorothy & Roger Ruff; and numerous nieces & nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Norman and Evelyn Sorensen; and brother-in-law, Darold Goering.
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