Holly Johnson Meyer

Holly Johnson Meyer

December 23, 1941  -  October 7, 2020

    I have thought about this for some time, it gives me peace of mind and quality time to think back on what really mattered. What mattered:  The birth of my two children, Timothy James Meyer (wife, Latha and granddaughter, Hali) and Elizabeth Briand Angiuli (husband, Tony and grandchildren, Mikelle and Marcus).

I was born on Dec. 23, 1941, to “Betty” Morainville Johnson Oaks and Claude Johnson. My great-grandparents were Gertrude and Augustus Spies. I moved to Oshkosh in the late 40s where I later graduated from Wayland Academy and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

I worked for over 60 years beginning as a camp counselor and ending as the manager of Programs and Membership at the Marinette-Menominee Area Chamber of Commerce. I LOVE (loved) Menominee and returned to my hometown in 2009 from the Seattle area.

I cannot forget my lifelong devoted friend, Kae, who is still with me in spirit. We have 70 years of friendship. I am honored to have had several other women friends that I call “sisters.” Vicki and Pat, I love you! I am so thankful for their friendship. I also have two half-sisters in the area, Claudia Schoener and Johanna Lewis. It has been heartfelt knowing them as adults. I have two half-brothers, Ken and Tom Oaks, who live out of the area.

Aristotle and Sophia — my beautiful dogs. You will be taken care of by your loving and treasured “foster parents,” Tricia and Ben. Without you, my life would have been void of white hair on everything.

I will find my final resting place in the Spies plot at the foot of my grandmother’s grave, Elizabeth Spies Morainville, next to my grandfather, Victor Morainville. And, Daddy you are not far away in the Henes plot. I wish I had more time knowing you. I have lived and loved, cried and laughed, and now I find some eternal peace. If you knew me, I hope this made you smile!

Because of the current Covid-19 restrictions the memorial for Holly will be located in Menominee with a yet to be determined date in June of 2021. If you would like more information please direct your requests to: holly.meyer.memorial@gmail.com.