LUCILLE L. MEYER, age 101
of rural Botkins, died on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 3:18 A.M. at her residence. She was born on October 16, 1919 near Kettlersville, the daughter of the late Henry L. and Alice C. (Sollman) Hirschfeld. On February 6, 1940, she married Harold H. Meyer in New Knoxville, and he died on August 11, 2010. Surviving are her children: Nancy (Dwaine) Palser of Covington, Patricia (Willard) Platfoot of Minster, Ned (Mary) Meyer of Botkins, a daughter in-law Joyce Meyer-Ratterman of Botkins; 10 grandchildren, 7 step-grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren with one on the way, 21 step-great grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren; her sister and brother in-law Martha (Kenneth) Thomas of Bucyrus, Ohio, and her beloved dog ‘Tiny’. Along with her parents and husband, Lucille was preceded in death by a son Don Meyer and a great grandson Ramsey Monnin, a step-great granddaughter Jennifer Platfoot, and her siblings Marie Elsass, Louis Hirschfeld, Wilson Hirschfeld, and Merlin Hirschfeld.
Lucille was a 1934 graduate of New Bremen High School. She was an active member of Immanuel Church in Kettlersville, where she also took part in the Women’s Guild of the church, and helped to start FISH in Sidney. She had worked as an auction clerk for a number of years, but her real joy was working along with Harold milking cows on the family farm. Together they were members of the Anna Grange, holding various leadership positions over the years, and also enjoyed traveling, and taking fishing trips to Lake Erie. She was a skilled quilter, winning many awards for her quilts at the county and state level. Lucille also loved to sew, read, play cards, and she spent many hours tending to her flower beds and vegetable garden. She was an avid Cincinnati Reds fan, keeping statistics on the various players and she also had learned to use Facebook in the last few years. Lucille will always be remembered for her kind heart, beautiful smile, and contagious laugh.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at the Immanuel Church in Kettlersville with Pastor Ed Rinehart officiating. The services will also be live streamed on the church Facebook page (Immanuel Kettlersville) and YouTube channel (Immanuel Office). Interment will follow in the New Loramie Valley Cemetery of Botkins. Calling hours will be held on Saturday prior to the services at the church from 9:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. Memorial contributions in memory of Lucille can be made to the Immanuel Church Memorial Fund. Arrangements have been entrusted to Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen, and online condolences to the family can be left at www.gilberghartwigfh.com.