Beatrice Ione Meyer, 85, of Chippewa Falls passed away on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, at Wissota Health and Regional Vent Center in Chippewa Falls.
Beatrice was born Nov. 22, 1934, in Eau Claire to Benjamin and Inga (Froseth) Leer. She graduated in 1952 from Eau Claire Senior High School. She was a typist at U.S. Rubber Company, Eau Claire. After she raised her family, she worked at LIfeNet Health and was a product demonstrator in grocery stores. She was confirmed at First Lutheran Church, Eau Claire. She was a member of First Lutheran Church, Eau Claire, Central Lutheran Church, Chippewa Falls and Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Stanley, and attended Christ Lutheran Church and Faith Lutheran Church, both of Chippewa Falls. She was a member of the Sons of Norway for more than thirty years. Beatrice enjoyed league bowling, baking, bingo, playing cards, embroidery, traveling, and showing African violets and foods at the Northern Wisconsin State Fair. She had a sense of humor and a friendly and optimistic manner. Wherever she went, she could strike up conversations with strangers.
She married Roald A. Ager on Oct. 8, 1960, at First Lutheran Church, Eau Claire. He preceded her in death in 1969. Beatrice married Raymond L. Meyer on Nov. 6, 1971, at Central Lutheran Church in Chippewa Falls. He preceded her in death in 2015.
Beatrice is survived by children Linda (Brett Hart) Ager of Jefferson, Kristine (John) Bejin, of Cadott, Steven Meyer of Chippewa Falls, and Sandra Meyer; grandchildren Bjorn, Brita, Maren, Elsa and Roald Ager-Hart and Brigham and Alissa Bejin; sister Muriel Roach of Salmon, ID; brother-in -law Frederik Ager of Arlington, Tx; sisters-in-law Borgny Ager of Chippewa Falls, Carol Leer of Eau Claire, Charlotte Ager of Bloomer, Mariann Ager of Arlington, Tx, and Clare Demars of Chippewa Falls; and nieces and nephews.
Beatrice was preceded in death by her parents, her brother John, her son Lauren Ager; and brothers in law.
A graveside and memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Sons of Norway. Smith Funeral Chapel, Eau Claire, is handling arrangements.