Eugene F Meier

eugene meier

March 31, 1942 ~ December 26, 2022

Born in: Elma, IA
Resided in: Elma, IA

Eugene “Gene” Meier, age 80, of Elma, IA formerly of Cresco, IA passed away on Monday, December 26, 2022 at Howard County Regional Health.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, December 30, 2022 at Immaculate Conception Church in Elma with Father Jerry Kopacek celebrating the mass.  Visitation will be held from 9:30 – 11:00 AM at the church on Friday. Burial will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Elma with military rites provided by Cresco American Legion.

Online condolences may be left at  Memorials may be directed to Howard County Community Hospice at

Eugene Francis was born March 31, 1942, the son of Arnold and Clementine (Maravetz) Meier.  He attended and graduated from Immaculate Conception Academy in Elma.  After graduation, Gene began working for Oliver White in Charles City, IA.  He was engaged with farming along-side his father.  In 1964, Gene enlisted in the National Guard where he served his country until he received his honorable discharge in 1968.  Gene went on to attend college at NIACC and later a community college in Trinidad, CO.  He worked in Colorado until returning to Iowa in 1983.  Gene moved to Decorah, IA where he lived for a number of years before settling in Cresco.

Gene spent his time volunteering at the library and visiting residents at nursing homes.  He enjoyed reading and listening to music.  Gene was always fond of family get-togethers and visiting with his nephews.  He was an active member of his church.

Those left to honor Gene’s memory are his sister, Dorothy (Lawrence) Schmitt of Riceville, IA; his nephews, Joe (Nicci) Schmitt, Chris Schmitt, Tom (Katie) Schmitt and Stephen (Courtney) Schmitt; and several extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arnold and Clementine and his brother, Allan Meier.


Visitation: December 30, 2022 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Immaculate Conception Church
207 7th Street
Elma, IA 50628


Mass of Christian Burial: December 30, 2022 11:00 am

Immaculate Conception Church
207 7th Street
Elma, IA 50628


Graveside: December 30, 2022 12:00 pm

Calvary Cemetery - Elma
309 Forest Street
Elma, IA 50628

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  1. Eugene always enjoyed volunteering with the RSVP Volunteer Program at the Decorah Library where he enjoyed visiting with the staff and patrons. He also spent time visiting with nursing home residents who looked forward to his visits.

  2. “Gene” was in our Bible Study group a few years ago at Notre Dame in Cresco.
    He was always friendly and had a ready smile!
    Our sympathy to Dorothy and Lawrence and family!

  3. Light a CandleEugene Meier was a great friend and classmate at Immaculate Conception School, Elma, Iowa, throughour graduation in 1960.

  4. Eugene was my neighbor at Heritage Haven in Cresco. I had know him before that, too! He was my friend! I tried to watch out for Gene in case something would happen to him. I will miss him as he was a very friendly man!

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