Meda Weller

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Meda Weller, 96, of McGregor, died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, in Cascade.

Meda Charlene Weller was born in McGregor on Oct. 2, 1922, to parents Carl and Margaret (Zahn) Miller. Meda graduated from Rockford Memorial School of Nursing in Rockford, Ill, 1944.  She served in the Philippines with the Army Nurse Corps from late 1944 to early 1946. Meda then worked as a registered nurse in Alaska when it was still a territory. In March 1947, while in Alaska, she married Walter Allan DeLamater. They had two daughters, Marie and Virginia (Ginny).

Meda also worked as a nurse in Oregon, Wisconsin and Iowa.  She married Ervin Glen Weller on Oct. 2, 1950, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. They ran a dairy farm and Meda worked as an RN in McGregor. With that union, two sons were added to the family, Neal and Morris. She was active in the First Congregational Church and American Legion Post 267, both in McGregor. Meda enjoyed spending time with her family, traveling and scrap booking, and she liked horses, dogs and cats.

Meda is survived by three children, Marie Thomas and Ginny Knepper, both of Cascade, Morris (Sandy) Weller, McGregor, and daughter-in-law Sheryl Weller, Waterloo; 12 grandchildren, Chad Giese, Chris (Allie) Mirosevic, Michelle Gardner, Rob (Tracey) Knepper, Jeremy (Andrea) Knepper, Hollis (Kathleen) Weller, Monica (Paul) Tiffany, Clayton (Amy) Weller, Karl (Julie) Weller, Adam Weller, Jaime (Aaron) Nugent, Derek (Manda) Weller;  22 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding Meda in death were her parents; sisters, Amy Wright, Edna McGill and Dorothy Moen; brother, Earl Miller; husbands, Walter DeLamater and Ervin Weller; son, Neal Weller; and sons-in-law, Bob Knepper and Bill King.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to American Legion post 267, food banks, McGregor Historical Museum, McGregor Public Library, American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.

The family would like to thank Dubuque Hospice for their wonderful care: Jeannette, Paul, Suzanne, all those who came giving support and comfort, whether with phone calls or coming to her with your kind and gentle care.  

Visitation will be held Tuesday, Aug. 27, from 4 to 8 p.m., at Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in McGregor. There will also be a one-hour visitation before services at the church on Wednesday.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at First Congregational Church, McGregor, with Rev. William Gentry as the officiant.

Inurnment with military rites at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, McGregor, will be held at a later date.

Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of McGregor is helping the family with arrangements.

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