Viola Meyer


Our beautiful mother Viola passed away peacefully into the arms of God on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019.  She was surrounded by the love of her three daughters.  

Viola was an incredibly kind, warm and thoughtful person who always put others’ needs before her own.  Her energy and love of life radiated to all who knew her throughout her 93 years.

Viola was born in Saukville on June 13, 1926, to John and Catherine (nee Kimla) Schuh.  

She married Ray Meyer on Sept. 11, 1948, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Saukville, and they were happily married for 55 years until his death in 2004.  

A lifelong resident of Saukville, Viola lived for 85 years within two blocks of her birthplace. For many years, Viola cared for her parents, who lived next door, while also raising her family.  

She was fully engaged in many church and community activities, including the National Catholic Society of Foresters, Christian Mothers and the church choir, as well as the Saukville Area Historical Society.

In 2001, she was named Saukville Citizen of the Year.  

She was a talented musician who played both the piano and the accordion by ear and passed on her love of music to her daughters.

She enjoyed gardening, playing sheepshead and taking many wonderful trips with her husband Ray.

In recent years, Viola was an active member of the Harbor Campus Community in Port Washington, where she had many dear friends and even took up new hobbies, such as painting. She was grateful for the kindness of the staff and the wonderful spirit of camaraderie in the community.

Viola is survived by her three daughters, Jan (Jim) Thompson of Tempe, Ariz., Marilyn (Tom) Carroll of Brookfield and Barbara (Lee) Daavettila of New Franken; four grandchildren, Sarah, Maureen, Ian and Nathan; and one great-grandchild, Edison.  

She is further survived by sister-in-law Madelyn Meyer, nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends.  

Viola was preceded in death by her husband Ray, brother Wilfred Schuh and sister Katherine Schuh.   

Viola will be laid to rest next to her husband Ray at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Saukville.  In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. John XXIII Parish, Saukville Food Pantry and Saukville Area Historical Society are appreciated.     

A heartfelt thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff at Horizon Lawlis Family Hospice at Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Ozaukee for their wonderful, compassionate care.

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