Violet E. Meyer, age 92, of Escanaba, died Tuesday, December 26th, 2006, at the Christian Park Health Care Center in Escanaba.
Violet was born in Escanaba on February 7th, 1914 to French-Canadian parents, Philip and Rose Baribeau and she lived in north Escanaba most of her life. Being the second of ten children, she helped with raising her younger siblings; even hiring out to do housework to help with family expenses.
Violet married John W. Meyer on November 12th, 1935 in Escanaba. They lived for a time in Milwaukee, WI and also in Muskegon, MI, where thy both worked in a factory during World War II. They had two children, Joan and George, both born in Escanaba.
She worked at the
It has been a privilege and a joy to be with Vi. I will miss her at our sing-a-long sessions and at Mass. She was one of my friends.
Virginia and Joanie, my sympathy to you on the loss of your sister and mother. God Bless You for your faithfullness and devotion.
Dorothy J Kollmann
Rapid River, MI
Son George, daughter Joan, and Son-in-Law Victor would like to express their sorrow at Mom’s passing, She will be dearly missed. Even after her lengthy illness we were aware she was still here with us.
Joan, Victor, Geo.
To my loving Aunt Vi who left me with so many wonderful memories growing up. What a fiesty and independent woman you were. Yet I remember the loving tenderness you exhibited when visiting with Mom after her stroke in 1995. It touched my heart in a way I shall never forget. I hope Mom and Dad as well as Uncle John have welcomed you joyously to your new venture. I was given the pillow Dad had sent you many years ago while serving in the navy. I placed it on one of Grandma’s old chairs in my bedroom. I think of you and Dad whenever I look at it – often. I do so wish I could be in Escanaba this Saturday but despite efforts to rearrange my work schedules at both the library and the court, I could not. So, while circumstances will not allow for me to be in Escanaba this Saturday, please know that I will be with you and with the family in mind and in spirit. I will miss you. But your suffering on earth is no more – and for that I am grateful. May Joanie and George take comfort in knowing how much you meant to me and, I am sure, to others. With love;