July 9, 1941 — Nov. 28, 2017
A memorial service for Martha Jo Austin “Eggum” Meyer, 76, Yates City, Ill., will be held at 11 a.m., April 28, 2018, at Community Chapel in Lakota. Internment will be held at the Lakota Iowa Cemetery.
Martha was born July 9, 1941, in Des Moines, Her parents were Douglas Austin, John Eggum, and Barbara Anne Russell. She married Wilhelm (Willie) H. Meyer on March 30, 1963, at Buffalo Center Baptist Church.
Martha was a wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She worked in hotel management and at Walmart for about 30 years. She served at Faith Bible Camp in Yates, Ill., the past four years.
Martha is survived by her husband, Wilhelm; three children: Sherianne (Sheri) and Joe Olson, Avon, Ill., Douglas (Doug) and Karen Meyer, Las Vegas, Nev., and Kirk and Tammy Meyer, Manhattan, Kan.; 10 brothers and sisters: Judith Knutsen, Nebraska, Ramona Eggum, Lake Mills, Tom and Sarah Eggum, Chandler, Okla., Rachel and Robert Cinader, Leland, Joan and John Skogen, Loveland, Colo., Kelly and Rose Austin, Utah, Dane Austin, Utah; one sister-in-law, Frances (Gary) Meyer, Buffalo Center; and four grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Glenn D. Austin, John I. Eggum, and Barbara A. Eggum; nephew, Gary Knutsen, Jr.; and brother-in-law, Gary Meyer.
Memorials may be made to Okoboji Bible Conference in Okoboji.