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Betty Jo Meyer

January 29, 1931 ~ January 10, 2022 (age 90)

Obituary

Betty Jo (Quesinberry) Meyer, age 90 of Eau Claire passed away Monday, January 10, 2022 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. Betty was born the youngest of seven children on January 29, 1931 in Kentucky to William and Sarah Avis (Wilson) Quesinberry.

She was known in her hometown for her amazing soprano voice and lent her talents to her church choir. She was often a soloist at weddings, funerals, and special musical events. She was very close to her family, especially her nieces and nephews. Her education goals took her to the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee where she earned her degree in Social Work. She served children and families with special needs at Jewish Vocational Services, and later worked in the Social Services Departments for Waukesha and Ozaukee Counties.

In 1974, Betty married the love of her life, David Meyer. She became instant Mom to David’s daughter, NancyEllen. The family lived in Cedarburg, WI until NancyEllen grew up and left home for college. The future would take Betty and David to Waupaca, WI where they built and started “Meyer Hardware” later adding on a Radio Shack. Years later they moved to Seattle Washington. After NancyEllen graduated with a degree in Nursing, she followed her parents to Seattle, where she met and married Mark Elster. When David retired from his career with the Maryland Company, Betty and David moved back to Wisconsin and settled in the Eau Claire area. They became active members of Concordia Lutheran Church and made many friends there. They maintained a beautiful home where David was chief “handy man” and lawn mower and Betty enjoyed working in her beautiful flower gardens. Declining health dictated the sale of their home and a down-size to an apartment in the city of Eau Claire. They continued to enjoy and visit with friends, family and neighbors and lived a long and happy life until Betty’s passing.

Betty was preceded in death by her Parents, Brothers Cecil, Verl, and Wendel (Frankie) and Sisters, Gladys (Garland), Thelma, and Brade. Brothers and Sisters-in Law, David’s parents, a Niece and a Nephew also preceded her in death. She is survived by her loving husband of almost 49 years, David , Daughter NancyEllen (Mark Elster), Grandsons Christoff (Jocelyn) and Gavin (Nik) Elster, Sister-in-Law Sharon Quesinberry, 7 Nieces and Nephews, an extended family of great and great- great nieces and nephews, cousins, and many friends. Betty will best be remembered as a woman of Faith, a devoted Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Aunt, and dear friend. She will also be remembered by the lives she touched through her work, her music, and her smile.

Funeral services will take place at 11 am on Friday, January 14, 2022 at Concordia Lutheran Church, 3715 London Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701 with Pastor Aaron Hamilton officiating.  Visitation will take place at the church on Friday morning from 9:30 am until the time of service. Burial will take place at a later date in the Lakeside Cemetery in Crandon, WI.  To view the service virtually, please use the link provided https://eauclairelutherans.com/

Friends and family may offer condolences online at www.hulkefamilyfh.com. Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701 is assisting the family with the arrangements.  

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Services

Visitation
Friday
January 14, 2022

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Concordia Lutheran Church (London Road)

Funeral Service
Friday
January 14, 2022

11:00 AM
Concordia Lutheran Church (London Road)

Please note
Flowers should be delivered to the church at 8:15 am on Friday morning.
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