Vivian A. Meyer 1931-2013

Posted July 22, 2013 at 4:16 pm

Vivian A. Meyer 1931-2013

Vivian A. Meyer, 81, of Hot Springs, S.D., died Thursday, July 18, 2013, at Fall River Hospital in Hot Springs. Vivian succumbed from complications associated with Parkinson’s disease which she lived with for over 20 years. 

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at St. Liborius Catholic Church in Polo, S.D., with Fr. Christopher Hughes officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Polo.

Vivian was born October 14, 1931 in Faulkton, S.D. to Henry and Elizabeth Martinmaas. She was raised on the family farm near Polo and graduated from Polo High School. Vivian was married to William A. Meyer in 1953 and they had four children.

They moved to Aberdeen from Hoven, SD, in 1970 where Vivian lived until moving to Hot Springs in 2008 to be closer to her children. While living in Aberdeen Vivian was employed by Presentation College and the Aberdeen School District. She loved working with the children and contributing to their development. Vivian was also a volunteer for several years at St. Luke’s Hospital in Aberdeen.

She cherished her family, friends, and grandchildren and loved sharing memories of growing up on the farm.

Vivian satisfied her well known sweet tooth with baked goods from her kitchen which she gladly shared with others.

Vivian is survived by son, Mark Meyer of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; son, Rodney Meyer of Black Hawk, S.D.; daughter, Mary Mentele of Newell, S.D.; son, Martin Meyer and his wife, Elsa of Hot Springs, S.D.; five grandchildren, Elizabeth and Alex Mentele and Isabel, Max, and Griffin Meyer; her brothers, William and Joseph Martinmaas, Orient, S.D.; and sisters, Loyola Curtis of Minneapolis, Minn., and Mary Lee Keelin and her husband, Don of Fargo, N.D.

Vivian was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Max Martinmaas.

Arrangements have been placed in the care of McColley’s Chapel of the Hills in Hot Springs, and Luce Funeral Home in Faulkton, S.D. Written condolences may be made at