Phyllis Meister


MT. PULASKI — Phyllis Meister, 86, of Mt. Pulaski, passed away at 2:43 p.m. on Friday, February 8, 2019, at Country Lane Memory Care Assisted Living, in Riverton.  

Phyllis was born on January 20, 1933, in Clinton, the daughter of Harold and Nellie (Taylor) Wilson.  She married G. Loren Meister on April 18, 1956, in Colorado.  He preceded her in death on July 16, 2010.

Surviving are three sons, David (Angela) Meister, of Mt. Pulaski, Gary (Jeryn) Meister, of Savage Minn., and Jeff Meister of Mt. Pulaski, one sister, Karen (Ron) Steward, of Clinton, seven grandchildren, four step grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and her sister, Joyce Adam.

Phyllis was a member of Mt. Pulaski United Methodist Church, serving on various committees, a member of American Legion Auxiliary Unit #447- past president and various committee leaderships,  Mt. Pulaski Historical Society, Decatur Memorial Hospital Alumni Association bridge club member for 41 years. 

She also served on the Mt. Pulaski Community Unit District #23 Board of Education from April 1979-November 1985, and she served as board secretary from November 1983-November 1985. She worked as an RN for Decatur Memorial Hospital, St. Mary’s Hospital, and the office of J.B Borgerson, M.D. for many years. 

She was also a breast cancer survivor since 1989.  

She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend; she will be deeply missed by all. May God be with you in all your days.

Services for Phyllis will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, in Mt. Pulaski. Visitation will take place from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, February 11, 2019, also at the funeral  home. Burial will follow the services at Mt. Pulaski Cemetery, Mt. Pulaski. 

Memorial donations may be made in Phyllis’ name to The First United Methodist Church of Mt. Pulaski or The American Legion Auxiliary Post #447.

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