Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 28 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose with Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating and Rev. Ken Thielman and Rev. Vincent Lieser concelebrating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose. Parish prayers will be held at 5 p.m. followed by the Christian Mothers at 6 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home.
Marcella Bernadine Ahrens was born December 4, 1929, in Melrose, Minnesota to Henry and Elizabeth (Hallermann) Ahrens. On June 28, 1955 she married Jerome Meyer at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. Sally worked at Fingerhut in Sauk Centre and at Bohlig Cleaners in Melrose. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening, playing cards and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose and the Christian Mothers.
Survivors include her children, Thomas (Linda) Meyer of Melrose, Janet (Duane) Kobliska of Staples, Sharon (John) Johnson of St. Joseph, Donald (fiancée, Theresa Borgman) Meyer of Melrose, Mark (Karen) Meyer of Melrose, Mary (Pat) Breth of Melrose, Joan (Dale) Loxtercamp of Melrose and Bruce (Joyce) Meyer of Cold Spring; 24 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; and sister, Lorraine Uphoff of Melrose.
Sally was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jerome Meyer on September 12, 1999; daughter-in-law, Kathleen (Odegard) Meyer; brothers, Norbert and Ralph Ahrens; and brother-in-law, Raymond Uphoff.
Serving as casket bearers will be Chris Meyer, Jeremy Meyer, David Kobliska, Colin Johnson, Evan Johnson, Jordan Breth, Josh Loxtercamp and Samuel Meyer. Cross bearer will be Amanda Breth and scripture bearer will be Sarah Turbes.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.