Dorismae M. Meers, age 85 of Chokio, MN, passed away on Friday, February 22, 2019, at New Perspectives Assisted Living in West Fargo, ND.
The Christian funeral service for Dorismae Meers, will be held on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church near Johnson, with Reverend Eugene Andrus officiating. Visitation will be on Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Mundwiler and Larson Funeral Home in Graceville, Minnesota, and Tuesday, one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will be at the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Johnson.
Dorismae Marie Schliep, daughter of George and Sophia (Williams) Schliep was born on June 20, 1933, in Fairfield Township, near Holloway, Minnesota. Dorismae excelled in her studies, she attended school at District #48 in Fairfield Township, Adams School, in Yakama, Washington, and Ortonville High School, graduating salutatorian in 1951. She continued to learn throughout her life, even taking college classes in her 70’s.
Dorismae was united in marriage to Wilfried Meers on March 21, 1953, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Ortonville, the same church she was confirmed in 1947. The couple made their home on a farm near Johnson, Minnesota. From 1966 to 1969, the family lived in Granite Falls, Minnesota. They returned to the family farm near Johnson, where Wilfried and Dorismae worked side by side in the family business Meers Millwork, building countless cabinets for homes and businesses. Dorismae also worked over 40 years in social service offices in Yellow Medicine, Stevens, and Big Stone Counties.
Her faith and family were most important: a dedicated member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church near Johnson as member of the church choir, ladies aid, and bell choir; she also attended countless activities of her children and grandchildren. Dorismae and Wilfried traveled to many dance halls near and far, square dancing and round dancing. She was a published writer, with poems and short stories. A local historian, working countless hours on projects in Big Stone County with the historical group, and helping restore a local cemetery. Dorismae will be remembered for being a determined, intelligent, and kind lady, with quick wit and a sense of humor.
She is survived by her husband: Wilfried Meers of Chokio, MN; two sons: Greg (Charlene) Meers of Clitherall, MN, and Brad (Nancy) Meers of Fargo, ND; one daughter: Robin (Randy) Schrupp of Pierre, SD; eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Dorismae was preceded in death by her parents, one brother: George Schliep Jr., and one grandson: Jordan Schrupp.
Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris is in charge of the funeral arrangements.