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Berendina Agnita Meyer
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Berendina Agnita “Dini” Meyer, 81, of Springfield, passed away peacefully November 25, 2017 after several months of failing health. She was born May 12, 1936 in Arnhem, The Netherlands, to Jan Willem and Berendina van Tuil. She grew up during the Nazi occupation of Holland and lost several relatives in World War II. She married the love of her life, Bouke J. Meyer, on September 15, 1954, and in January 1957 they immigrated to the United States. They became U. S. citizens in April of 2000.
Dini was a volunteer on Springfield Township #3 (Rockway) Fire Department from 1976 to 2006, where she served first in the Women’s Auxiliary, then as an EMT and firefighter before becoming Ohio’s first female Fire Chief from 1986 until her retirement in 2006.
She was a member of Rockway Evangelical Lutheran Church, where she served for several years on the Church Council. Dini was a natural leader to whom many family members often turned for guidance, and was highly respected by those with whom she served on Rockway Fire Department.
She loved taking care of people in need, and enjoyed cooking, knitting and spending time with her family. She was dearly loved by her family and will be sadly missed, but fondly remembered. To everyone she was, and is, simply Oma.
She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband Bouke, sister Willemina, brothers Cornelis and Jan, daughters Berendina “Dee” (Jill) Mas, Karen (Mike) Miller, sons Bouke “Bob” (Karen) Meyer, David (Lisa) Meyer, Michael (Diane) Meyer, 14 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
A celebration of Dini’s life will be held at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday in the LITTLETON & RUE FUNERAL HOME with Pastor William Schwochow officiating. The family will receive friends beginning at 4:00 p.m. until the time of service. She will be buried in Vale Cemetery in Springfield.
Memorial gifts may be made to Rockway Lutheran Church, 3650 W. National Rd, Springfield, OH.


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Visitation

Wednesday

29

Nov

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Littleton & Rue Funeral Home and Crematory

830 N. Limestone St.
Springfield, OH 45503

Memorial Service

Wednesday

29

Nov

6:00 PM
Littleton & Rue Funeral Home and Crematory

830 N. Limestone St.
Springfield, OH 45503

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