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Sally Meyerhofer

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Sally Joann Meyerhofer age 75 of New Hampton, died Sunday, February 11, 2024, at her home surrounded by her family. Friends may greet the family 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Thursday, February 15, 2024 at the Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory in New Hampton where there will be a 7:00 p.m. parish scripture service. Graveside services will follow 10:00 a.m. Friday at Calvary Cemetery in New Hampton. Sally was born May 2, 1948, in Mason City, IA, the daughter of Charles and Laverna (Austin) Colombo. Her early years were spent in Mason City, where she received her education at Roosevelt School, and later, she proudly graduated from Newman High School in the class of 1966. It was during this formative time that Sally's life became intertwined with Jack Meyerhofer, the boy from across the street. Their youthful romance blossomed into a lifelong partnership, and the couple was married at St. Joseph Church in Mason City on July 6, 1966. The early years of their marriage saw Sally and Jack adventure to Riverside, California, where Jack served at March Air Force Base. Sally, ever the supportive spouse, made a home for them during those years. With Jack's discharge, they returned to Mason City and eventually settled in New Hampton in 1972, following Jack's employment at the former Sara Lee Kitchens. Sally worked at the Pizza Kitchen for several owners, the Bread Basket, and then spent 13 years with Sara Lee until the business relocated. Sally's caring nature found its perfect outlet when she became a Certified Med. Aid at the Heritage Residence in New Hampton. Beyond her professional commitments, Sally was a woman of vibrant interests. She was an avid bowler, participating in the Coffee Cup League and even competing in the state tournament. Sally's love for boating, fishing, and cherished moments with her two grandsons and three great-grandsons filled her life with joy. Her friendship with Susie Hastings was a source of endless laughter and comfort, as they shared countless memories over the years. Survivors include her husband, Jack; two daughters, Amanda (Keith Pals) Meyerhofer of Mason City, Melissa (Clark) Conroy of Clear Lake; two grandsons, Jesse (Sarah) Hanawalt of Denver, IA, Cody (Heather) Hanawalt of Charles City; three great-grandsons, Everett, Theodore and Clyde Hanawalt; three brothers, Michael (Doris) Colombo, Steven (Joyce) Colombo, John Colombo, all of Mason City; one sister, Susan (Greg) Hill of Clear Lake. She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Amy Meyerhofer on October 14, 1979; a brother, Charles Colombo.

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  1. I’m so sorry to hear of Sally’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all her family and friends! πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ’•

  2. So sorry to hear this, Jack and girls you have our deepest sympathy and prayers! I remember the days so clearly when Sally worked for me at DJ’S PIZZA! Fly high among the angels Sally!

  3. My deepest sympathy to Jack and his girls..she’ll be missed dearly I enjoyed getting to know her and her family in the past year.

  4. Extending our most heartfelt sympathy to Jack and family. Sally had such a caring heart as a healthcare provider. God rest her sweet soul.πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»

  5. Jack, Cody and family, We are so sorry about Sally. We had a real nice conversation with you two at Clyde’s baptism.

  6. So sorry to hear this. I enjoyed visiting with Sally when we had coffee in McDonalds and she would brighten my day. Jack and Family you have my sympathy.

  7. Very sorry to hear this, my sympathy to the family. Sally was a great person and lots of fun to work with!

  8. Thinking of you Jack. I had the pleasure of working with Sally at the pizza kitchen and at Sara Lee. We shared many laughs. Rest in peace Sally.

  9. OMG!! I Can Not Believe This. I Am Sending Prayers For Strength, Peace & All Of My Love. Sadly Time & Distance Cause Friends, Thought Of As Family, Memories Apart. For Me, This Has NEVER Dismissed All The Fond Memories, Some Struggles, Love & Friendship Shared. We Were All Living On HWY 63. My First Babysitting Job, I Was 11 yrs. Old, Was Watching Missy & Mandy, Later On, Amy Too. We Had Alot Of Bonding, Adventures & Fun. We Loved The Merry-Go-Round, They Lived In An Old Schoolhouse. They Were All, Always Such Good Girls. As I Got Older, Sally & I Became Friends. We Got Into Some Mischief, Yet Always Looked Out For One Another. I Would Go To “Poor Richards” When She Was Working to Get My Small Shrimp Pizza. It Was “The Best.” She Was An Excellent Cook & Baker. Her Sense Of Humor & Laugh Were A Hoot. We Worked Together At The “Heritage” Too. She Worked 1st & Me 2nd, So Sadly Didn’t Get To Chat Much. Sally Loved Her Husband & Daughters, Grankids, So Very Much. She Was So Happy To Get Her, Their, House “In The Woods.” Her Leaving Will Leave A Big Space. Allow The Memories & All The Love Shared Fill That Space. I Am Truly Heartbroken & Sad Sally Passed. She Is Reunited With Amy. All Of My Love, Comfort, Hugs & Condolences For you, Jack, Mandy, Missy & Grankids. God Bless You All.

  10. So very sorry for your loss Jack and family. I always enjoyed working with Sally at Sara Lee. Hold on to all of the good memories.

  11. I worked with Sally at Sara Lee the love between her and Jack. Each year Sally would come show us the roses she had gotten from Jack. Each year he added another rose to the vase. It’s been 24 yrs since Sara Lee closed and I got to see those beautiful roses. I can just smell them sitting here thinking of Sally.

    What she wouldn’t do to everyone on their toes.

  12. Jack, so sorry to hear of your loss! Can not imagine what it must be like to lose your spouse!!

    Dave and Kay Rasmussen

  13. Thoughts and prayers to all of Sally’s family. I remember working with her at the Heritage and bowling “against” her in bowling league. She was a great person with a great personality. She will be missed by all that knew her. Carrie Zweibohmer

  14. I am very sorry for your loss. I will say prayers for the repose of her soul, and to ease the suffering you are experiencing.

  15. My condolences to Jack.. a fine “work” friend with whom I enjoyed many working hours. You made even some of the tougher work situations bearable. My hope is you still find joy in life after your journey in grief Harold T

  16. Jack, so sorry to hear of Sally’s passing. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Brenda and David.


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