Rita Helga Meyer

1920 ~ 2018

Helga Meyer passed away peacefully in the home of her daughter in Bluffdale, Utah, shortly after midnight on October 17, 2018. She had recently celebrated her 98th birthday surrounded by many family members who love her dearly.

There will be a viewing on Friday, October 26, 2018, from 6:00‚8:00 pm at Larkin Sunset Lawn (2350 East 1300 South, Salt Lake City). Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2018, at 11:00 am at the Garden Park Ward (1150 East Yale Ave, Salt Lake City) with a short viewing at 10:00 am. Interment will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Helga was born the oldest of three children in Tilsit, East Prussia, on October 1, 1920, to Martin Meiszus and Minna Wachsmuth Meiszus. She is survived by her daughters S. Nia Maksymiw (Igor), Heidy Couch (Bruce), and Chris Farnsworth (Cloy), 20 grandchildren, and 49 great-grandchildren.

Her parents, Martin and Minna Meiszus; her husband, Hans Erich Erwin Kindt; her sons, Siegfried Kurt Meyer and Andreas Meyer; and her brothers, Siegfried Albert Meiszus and Henry Martin Meiszus, precede her in death.

As a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints all her life, Helga served in her church callings with diligence and love. Some of her favorite callings include den mother, name extractor, Relief Society counselor and president, and teaching in primary, Sunday school, and Relief Society.

Helga worked hard all her life. In Germany, she worked in a café, a pharmacy, a jewelry store, an optics shop, and as a seamstress. When she came to America, she held a job in accounting for the LDS church for 27 years, in addition to many simultaneous second and third jobs to support her family. She also worked for her son's company, Siegfried's Delicatessen, for many years.

Helga loved gardening and was known to spend all day weeding and planting during the summer. She took great pride in her home and her yard and loved to welcome visitors. She always made time for others.

All who knew her will miss Helga. She had a wonderful sense of humor and loved all she met.