Meta Marie Fick, 96, Luverne, died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage.
A funeral service was Tuesday, Dec. 19, at St. John Lutheran Church in Luverne. Burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne.
Meta Winter was born June 24, 1921, to Herman and Margaret (Heinsohn) Winter in Basbeck, Germany. She received her baptism on July 10, 1921. On Oct. 1, 1922, Meta came to the United States of America with her parents and moved to George, Iowa. They moved to a farm near Olivet, South Dakota, in 1923 where the family resided until moving to a farm near Boyden, Iowa, in 1930 so that their children could attend Christian day school. Meta was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Boyden and was confirmed with German language in her faith on April 14, 1935.
On Feb. 11, 1942, Meta married Paul Fick at St. John Lutheran Church in Boyden. The couple moved to a farm three miles southwest of Luverne, where they farmed for the next 39 years. On Jan. 1, 1981, Meta and Paul retired and moved into Luverne. Paul died on April 2, 2012. Meta continued to reside at their home until 2014 when she moved to the Poplar Creek senior living community in Luverne.
Meta was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Luverne. She belonged to LWML, Circle, and quilting guild, attended Bible study, and was a compassion friend and part of the prayer chain. She was a member of Garden Club and Neighborhood Club. Meta enjoyed gardening and flowers, quilting, crocheting, cooking, and reading daily scriptural devotions. She will be remembered for her strong Christian faith and her remarkable memory.
Meta is survived by nine children, Loren (Shirley) Fick of Luverne, Anita (Bill) Chiaramonte of Cincinnati, Ohio, Margaret Albrecht of Peoria, Illinois, Norma (Randy) Goetz of Satellite Beach, Florida, David (Darlene) Fick of Valley Springs, South Dakota, Betty (Daniel) Werth of Buffalo Lake, Ronald (Elaine) Fick of Luverne, Krista (Harlan) Kroon of Rock Rapids, Iowa, and James (Renee) Fick of Brandon; 27 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; five siblings, Hilda Uilk of Pipestone, Alvin Winter of Whitesboro, Texas, Ruben Winter of Sheldon, Iowa, Luella Loges of Boyden, Iowa, and Norven Winter of Boyden; sister-in-law, Florence Fick of Beaver Creek; and many other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul; a stillborn daughter, Mary; a son-in-law, Rev. Thomas Albrecht; brothers August Winter and Gerhardt Winter; and sisters Louise Uilk and Elsie Fick.
Arrangements were provided by Hartquist Funeral Home of Luverne, www.hartquistfuneral.com.