Teresa Myers

Teresa M. Myers, 69, of Waukon died Friday, October 7, 2022 in her home surrounded by her family. A visitation will be held Saturday, October 15 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds Pavilion in Waukon. A scripture service will then follow at 1 p.m. officiated by Fr. John Moser, also at the pavilion.

Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Allamakee Dollars for Scholars, the Allamakee County Fair Board, or to an organization chosen later at the family’s discretion.

Teresa Marie Myers was born October 7, 1953 at St. Francis Hospital in Waterloo to Cleone (Reiter) and Paul Demuth. She was the sixth of 12 children and grew up on a rural dairy farm outside of Jesup. In 1972, Teresa graduated from Don Bosco High School in Gilbertville.

From early on, Teresa showed a strong caregiver and nurturer personality which led her to a career in nursing, obtaining her RN degree from Kirkwood Community College. Her nursing career encompassed a wide variety of areas from instruction of nursing students, travel nursing, Med Surg and ER/Trauma. Teresa’s love for education led her to her final position as a Diabetic Nurse Educator, eventually retiring from this position at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon.

She met her husband, Michael Myers, as a nurse at Mercy Hospital ER in Cedar Rapids and they were united in marriage April 12, 1986. From that union, they had three daughters and created a life together built on a solid foundation to stand the test of time.

Teresa had a strong belief that shaping the minds of our youth creates a stronger future. She could often be found volunteering her time to do her part. Some of her many volunteer activities include her time served as volunteer librarian at Saint Patrick’s School, a 4-H leader for the Clover Chaser’s Club, a member of the 4-H Youth Committee, and most recently, a member of the Allamakee County Fair Board. She also invested in the youth of her community by being a part of the Dollar for Scholars Program at Waukon High School.

Despite her career and community accomplishments, her greatest love and joy was her family, especially her grandbabies. Her promotion to Mimi was her most prized title and she loved being at family gatherings at the family farm surrounded by love and laughter. It’s no surprise that she was also affectionately known as “Mama T” by those who knew her.

She is survived by her husband, Mike, of Waukon; her daughters: Amanda (Patrick) Miller of Manilla, Rachel (Jason) Ambrosy of Sherrill and Abby (Andrew) Dornath of Waukon; her grandchildren: Casey Miller, Cole and Blair Ambrosy, and Ryan Dornath; two bonus granddaughters, Ellie and Addison Ambrosy; her brothers, Fritz Demuth and Ron (Sylvia) Demuth; and her sisters, Barb Sharp, Marilyn (Lynn) Schulte, Ruth Demuth, Sue Tarasi and Patricia (Randy) Glassell. Also surviving are her mother-in-law, Jane Myers; her brothers-in-law, Jeffery (Linda) Myers and Mark Myers; as well as multiple nieces, nephews, family friends and “adopted children.”

She was preceded in death by her parents, Cleone and Paul Demuth; her father-in-law, David Myers; her brothers, Jim, Tony and David Demuth; a sister, Rose Irlbeck; as well as a sister-in-law, Marge Demuth; and a brother-in-law, Frank Tarasi.

Online condolences may be left at www.martinfunerals.com.