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Veronica M. "Verna" Meyer

July 6, 1932 — September 28, 2022

Kearney

Veronica M. "Verna" Meyer

Veronica M. “Verna” Meyer, 90, formerly of Hastings, NE, passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at Central Nebraska Veterans Home in Kearney, NE.

 

Private family graveside services will be held at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. There will be no viewing or visitation. Memorials may be given to the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation for youth camps and Kearney Tackles Cancer.


Verna was born on a farm on July 6, 1932, in Holstein, NE, to John C. and Anna M. (Kaiser) Hemberger, the thirteenth of fourteen children. She graduated from Holstein High School in 1950 and married Murray “Dean” Meyer on January 30, 1954, in Red Cloud, NE, by the Justice of the Peace. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Hastings and worked as a teacher’s aide for Hastings Public Schools until she retired in 1993.

Verna and Dean, her true love and first priority filled their nearly 70 years together with dancing, music, camping, boating, and time with their children and grandchildren. She was a lady of great class, warmth, natural beauty, and a dependable partner and friend.

Whether it was making baked goods for special occasions, growing a garden that filled her home with nourishment and color, or crocheting and sewing, Verna will be remembered for her love of things made from scratch, and the love she poured from her heart into each handcrafted item.

 

Verna was preceded in death by her parents; son-in-law, Tony Hernandez; infant grandson, John Meyer; eight brothers; and five sisters.   

 

She is survived by:

Husband:                                
    Dean Meyer – Kearney, NE

Children:                                
    Debra Hernandez – Omaha, NE
    Steve Meyer – Hastings, NE
    Mike Meyer – Hastings, NE
    Jodi Peshek – Kearney, NE

In-Laws:                                 
    Kenna Sidlo – Hastings, NE
    Becky Meyer – Hastings, NE
    Craig Peshek – Hastings, NE

Grandchildren:                       
    Nathaniel Hernandez – Omaha, NE
    Adrian Hernandez – Omaha, NE
    Matthew Meyer – Hastings, NE
    Tyler Meyer – Hastings, NE
    Samuel Peshek – Omaha, NE
    Bailey (Peshek) Petersen – Cambridge, NE
    Lydia Meyer – Omaha, NE
    Nina Meyer – Hastings, NE
Great-Grandchildren:            
    Henry Hernandez – Omaha, NE
    Truman Hernandez – Omaha, NE
    Mason Meyer – Hastings, NE
    Haddie Meyer – Hastings, NE
    Rex Petersen – Cambridge, NE

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