Emberly Meyer


Dell Rapids, SD

January 24, 2021

Emberly Ann Meyer, the most joyful 5-year-old girl, died January 24, 2021 at home with her mom and dad by her side.  Her funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 29, 2021 at Kahler-Brende Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Dell Rapids Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at the funeral home with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. www.kahlerfh.com

Emberly was born November 3, 2015 in Sioux Falls, SD to Ben & Rachel Meyer. She attended the Early Childhood Education Program at Dell Rapids Elementary School beginning at the age of three.

If you asked Emberly what her favorite color was, she would give you an answer of purple one moment and hot pink the next, with the color changing every moment.  So, it was decided her favorite colors were ALL the colors of the rainbow.  At bedtime, Jeffery (her giraffe pronounced “Heffery”), Little Gilbert (her little pink giraffe), Gilbert (her big pink giraffe), and her music bear never left her side. If you knew Emberly, you knew she was a Princess.  She never left home without her hair and make-up done and a crown on her head.  She loved to paint her face and put blue eye shadow on her mom and dad. Princess crowns, necklaces, and dresses filled her room. Her life was full of butterflies, sparkles, and glitter.

Among her favorite things to do were eating, singing, dancing, swimming, coloring and going fast. Her favorite beverage was white milk and her favorite place to eat was “Hu Hu Hot” (Hu Hot). She loved the blue raspberry and cotton candy dumdum suckers because they turned her mouth blue. She was enamored with Elsa from “Frozen”. While playing pool at Norby’s, which she loved to do, she would make everyone listen and sing-along to “Frozen” songs.

When driving down the interstate, she would insist on rolling down the windows so she could feel the wind on her face.  She took in every ounce of life.  You could not leave a room without getting hugs and kisses from her.  Cameras are filled with her sweet and silly poses as she never turned down an opportunity for a picture.  She had a way of bringing joy and happiness anywhere she went.

In her five years of life, Emberly fought harder than most do in their whole lifetime. She did it all with a smile on her face, which was the most beautiful smile that lit up any room.   Though she left us far too soon, she taught us all a lesson about life and love.

Grateful for her beautiful life are her parents, Ben & Rachel Meyer of Dell Rapids, SD, her grandparents: Terry Schildhauer & Chris Donaldson of Dell Rapids, SD, Tony & Rose Meyer of Dell Rapids, SD, uncles: Jerad Donaldson (Ashley Ruffalo) of Dell Rapids, SD, Kelsey (Sandra) Schildhauer of Colman, SD, aunts: Larissa Donaldson (Ron Miller) of Ethan, SD, Emily Meyer (Curt Haas) of Sioux Falls, SD, Elly (Andy) Swartz of Brandon, SD, cousins: Shelby, Lacee, Mia, Dominic, Brielle, Lexie, Brandon, Hudson, Jackson, and Ava.