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Loris "Susie" Meeker

October 10, 1927 ~ October 6, 2018 (age 90)

Loris Ellen "Susie" Meeker, age 90, of Burlington, died Friday, October 5, 2018, at the Great River Klein Center in West Burlington.

The daughter of Charles Herman and Margaret Helda Bohlen Schulte, she was born on October 10, 1927, in Peoria, IL.  She married Clyde Edwin Meeker on June 10, 1950 in Easton, Illinois. 

She graduated from Sherman Valley High School in Easton, IL in 1945.  She attended Normal University, received a teaching degree and taught school two years in Easton.  Her husband farmed near Manito, IL and in 1959, they moved to Oakville, IA.  In 1993, they moved to Mediapolis.

Susie was a devoted wife and mother, an avid reader, and enjoyed embroidery.  She was a member of Kingston United Methodist Church. 

She is survived by four sons, Kenneth Meeker of Mt. Carroll, IL; Charles Meeker of St. Charles, MO; Richard (Carol) Meeker; and Randy (Christina) Meeker both of Burlington; one daughter, Claudia (John) Schweizer of Ft. Collins, CO; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Herman Schulte of Williamsville, IL; and numerous nieces and nephews.  

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde; her parents; a brother; two sisters; and three sons, Scott, William and Clinton.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM, Monday, October 8, 2018 at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home.

The funeral service for Loris "Susie" Meeker will be 11:00 AM, Monday, October 8, 2018, at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home with Pastor Thomas Zeleny officiating.  Burial will be in Kossuth Cemetery at a later date.  A time of food and fellowship will be held in the community room at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established for the benefit of Burlington Public Library and Kingston Methodist Church. 

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