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Floice Marie (Daubendiek) Meyer, 87, of Beatrice, Nebraska, passed away on Friday, December 1, 2023, at the Beatrice Community Hospital. Floice was born on April 10, 1936, to Wilhelmine (Buss) and Alfred Daubendiek Sr. of rural DeWitt. She was baptized at Saint Paul Lutheran Church at Soap Creek, rural DeWitt, Nebraska. Later when the family moved Northwest of Beatrice, Floice attended sunday school and church at St. John's Lutheran Church in Beatrice where she was confirmed on April 2, 1950. Floice attended and graduated from Beatrice High School in 1954.
On June 3, 1956, she married Victor F. Meyer of rural Odell, Nebraska. They attended Our Savior Lutheran in Odell where Floice assisted with their Vacation Bible School program. They resided in Odell for a few years before moving to a farm south of Beatrice. There, they raised four daughters, Susan, Sharon, Shirly and Sheila.
While taking care of, and raising four daughters, Floice became Beatrice's first meter-maid, and later worked at Mosaic (formerly the Martin Luther Home) for 53+ years. She loved her work there very much. She was a 4-H co-leader for many years and could often be found helping with baking projects or washing the cows for showing.
Floice was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Beatrice, where she was active in the Lutheran Women's Missionary League, holding different offices throughout the years, both local and district. She also was a member of the Dorcas Circle, served on the Evangelism Committee, and participated in the Social Club. She was a greeter on Sunday mornings and would often help serve refreshments before Sunday School.
Floice loved her family and nothing made her happier than spending time with her grand- and great grandkids. She took pleasure in her family and friends, playing cards and games or just sitting and visiting. She enjoyed camping, and going on the 'Travels with Doris' bus trips. Sewing was her art, and she was always working on various embroidery or quilt projects. In later years she could be found at the church quilting with the ladies or out at the Homestead National Monument working on 'old time' style quilts for the visitors. She loved flowers and could keep a plant alive whether it wanted to live or not.
Survivors include Susan and Rod Boyer, Helena, Montana; Sharon and Frank Goedeken, Dodge City, Kansas; Shirly Brown and partner Dennis Frerichs, Beatrice, Nebraska; and Sheila and Tom Ver Straeten, Winterset, Iowa. Five grandchildren, Nicole and Shane Tschetter, Duncan, Nebraska; Tim Howdeshell and friend Melissa Carrillo, Fresno, California; Tara and Sean Morris, Aurora, Colorado; Mitchell Goedeken and partner Rachel Demaree, Wichita, Kansas; and Matthew and Alyssa Goedeken, Omaha, Nebraska; three great-grandchildren, Cecilia Goedeken, and Tucker and Elizabeth Morris. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Beverly Daubendiek (Armin), Alfred Jr. (brother) and Maria Daubendiek, Mavis (sister) and Kenny Stratton, Gerhardt (brother) and Sandra Daubendiek, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Victor Meyer; parents, Wilhelmine and Alfred Daubendiek, and brother Armin Daubendiek.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, December 7, 2023 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Beatrice with Rev. Daryn Bahn officiating. A family prayer service will be held at 9:45 a.m. Thursday in the church basement. Burial will be in the Evergreen Home Cemetery, Beatrice. The body will lie in-state at the Harman-Wright Mortuary in Beatrice, Wednesday, December 6, 2023 from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with family present from 6 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., and then at the church one hour preceding services on Thursday. Memorial contributions may be given to the family's choice with a later designation. A register book is also available online at www.harmanwrightmortuary.com for messages of condolence. Harman-Wright Mortuary, 623 Elk Street, Beatrice in charge of arrangements.