Londa L. Meier

Lansing, Michigan

Londa died peacefully at home on January 11, 2016, surrounded by her loving family after a long courageous battle with cancer. She was born on September 14, 1942, in Lansing, to Barstow “Bart” and Virginia Root.

Londa graduated from Lansing J.W. Sexton and received her bachelor’s degree in teaching from Michigan State University. She taught for 1 ½ years in the Lansing School District, then stayed at home to raise her children. After they were in school she went to work for the Lansing State Journal, retiring after 25 years. Londa was an active member of Calvary Lutheran Church, their bible study group, and served on various committees including the Sparrow’s Nest and Outreach committees. She was also a former Sunday school teacher at St. Stephen Lutheran Church. She served on the board of directors for Lutheran Social Services of Michigan and their adoption board. She was an avid gardener, loved to travel and camp, was a wine enthusiast, and spent time as a lighthouse keeper. Londa also enjoyed quilting and was a member of the Lansing Quilt Guild and the “Pin-Ups” quilt group. She was very involved in her children’s lives and adventures and loved her family dearly.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Dennis; children, Mark Meier, Diane Meier, Steven Meier, and Ellen (Kenji Dohi) Meier; sister-in-law, Karleen Root; nephew, Damon (Christy) Root; grandniece, Rachel Root; aunt, Jeannie VanNorman; cousins, Connie Johnson, Bill Root, and Randy, Tom and Dan Kirby; sisters-in-law, Carol (Chris) Nasby and Connie (Dick) Anderson; brothers-in-law, David (Monica) Meier, Curtis (Beth) Meier and Russell (Karen) Meier; and numerous close friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Richard Root.

The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 15, 2016, at Calvary Lutheran Church, 6301 W. St. Joseph, Lansing, with the Rev. Laura Gerstl-Beukema officiating. Her family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel and beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to her church or to Lutheran Social Services of Michigan.

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Gordie Larkins
January 12, 2016 at 3:07 pm

Sorry to hear of Londa’s passing. I will always remember her big smile and the fun she was to be around both at church and when camping together.

Jenny Cole
January 12, 2016 at 3:11 pm

Diane, I will be praying for you and your family. Love ya!!!!

Dale and Connie Carpenter
January 12, 2016 at 5:29 pm

So sad to hear about your Mom. We are in Indiana and sadly unable to be with you this week. May the Lord comfort you and give you strength in the days ahead.
Always and Forever,
Connie and Dale

Janet & Patrick Scheetz
January 12, 2016 at 8:48 pm

Dennis and Family,

Janet and I wish to extend our deepest sympathies to all members of your family on the loss of Londa. She was a wonderfully talented woman who set the bar high for all of you. She was taken too young.

May Our Dear Lord bless you and all your family members at this time of sorrow!

Paulette Piirainen
January 13, 2016 at 9:21 am

I am still in the Upper Peninsula and will not be able to attend the service. I have enjoyed Londa’ s company over the years at church, camping, (We both loved that old Jayco ) playing MahJongg, book club and our book club trip to Chicago. She was a kind and gentle soul with a great sense of humor. She will be dearly missed but she is at peace now. Love, hugs and prayers to Denny and her wonderful children.

Dan and Deanna Wear
January 15, 2016 at 9:55 am

Having known Londa all of our lives and being close friends, we will miss her so very much. We have many memories together, happy and sad, that we’ll never forget. One special memory involves sitting around a campfire in the moonlight, drinking wine and trying to remember songs with “moon” in them. Remember, Den?
Rest in peace, dear friend. We love you.


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