September 20, 1967 - November 15, 2021
Meyers, April Marie Look Age 54, passed away after a courageous battle with breast cancer November 15, 2021 surrounded by family and friends. Preceded in death by Mother In Law - Connie Meyers and Father in Law Bill Meyers. Survived by Husband of 31 years Matt Meyers, Sons Eren Meyers (Nicole Miller), Jon Meyers, Alex Meyers and cherished Grandson Ollie Meyers. Mother - Viola Look (Bob Makela), Father - Jim (Carol) Look. Sister-in-Law Monica (Chad Kenning), Loved and loving Nephews Todd "TJ" Marcotte Jr., Zach Marcotte, and Justin Kenning. Aunt and Uncle Harry and Colleen Look. Many cousin's, friends and relatives. April grew up in Crystal, MN and found an early passion for dance at the young age of 2. She danced competitively until age 17 and then began teaching dance for Robbinsdale Community Education and her former studio, Tempo Studio of Dance, where she eventually became the owner. As an accomplished dancer, her basement was filled with hundreds of trophy's, which her husband hoped was not part of the package when he proposed marriage. Her mother frequently traveled the country and sewed costumes to support her daughters dance aspirations. Her father called her "my little dancer". As a graduate of Cooper High School in 1986, April was a cheerleader in Soccer and Hockey. After graduation, April went to the Minnesota School of Business for her Legal Secretarial Certificate and was eventually employed by Larkin Hoffman Daily and Lindgren where she met her lifelong friend, mentor and boss Kathy Newman. Through her hard work and dedication, she was eventually promoted to Legal Assistant working with Kathy. April met future husband, Matt Meyers, after the pair was set up as bridesmaid and groomsman at a friends wedding to walk down the aisle together, a feat that would be repeated several years later at their own wedding in 1990. Family has always been important for April and she was blessed with 3 boys, Eren, Jon and Alex. After the birth of Jon, she stepped away from the law firm and began working part time so she could stay home and manage the lives of a growing family. April was always looking for things to do with the kids to keep them busy, whether it was a day at the beach, a day at the zoo or just herding around the house for naps, meals and playtime, she was always with her boys. When the boys all reached school age, April started her next career at Washington Elementary as the After School Program Coordinator mixing her love of kids and her passion for arts and crafts, eventually transferring to her own kids elementary school in the same role. She would occasionally run into kids and parents that would recognize her in the community where they would comment how much they enjoyed her classes and activities. It was funny to hear how they remembered her and that she made an impact with such simple, fun activities. She was fortunate in this role to meet friends Trisha and Tonya that introduced her to stamping cards, scrapbooking, and crafting that continued until the end. She would wow her friends and relatives with cards of her new grandson at each new holiday or change of season. Always a volunteer, April chaired the school carnival, volunteered in the classrooms, for field trips and whatever way she could support not only her kids, but all kids throughout their school years. She volunteered at St Mark's Episcopal Cathedral as a Sunday School Teacher and for Sunday Night Supper. As the boys grew and became interested in sports, April would drive, help as team mom and eventually become a member of the basketball and lacrosse boards to continue to support the community and its youth. She was always a volunteer and was always willing to step up. If you volunteered with her, you knew you were going to be involved in an organized activity, she hated when things were not put together well and disorganized, which usually led to her taking leadership roles. As we were watching some old videos over the past few days, it was funny to see her personality come out as she was giving direction to always make things the best they could be. Whether it was photos or events, she was always ready to lead. After the kids had grown past elementary school, April began to restart her career as a bookkeeper at Bancorp, a real estate developing company. Eventually, Kathy Newman started her own law firm and April was excited to reconnect with her old friend in a role of bookkeeper, office manager, legal secretary and legal assistant. Whatever the hat, she was prepared to wear it to make the firm successful. After the kids had grown and started leading their own lives, April started to become an athlete on her own. After significant encouragement from her husband to get started with running, biking or triathlon, she finally listened to her friends Renee and Stacy. They competed in running races in MN, Chicago, South Carolina and Walt Disney World, Florida for the Princess Run. How appropriate for the little princess dancer. The birth of her grandson, Ollie, was a true blessing and allowed her to focus on something other than her own health issues. Ollie was a reason for her to get up and get her day going. Spending time with him allowed her to focus on enjoying something rather than not feeling well. They enjoyed their walks together and the naps that followed. Although she was not an avid reader, a friend once gave her a copy of Tuesday's with Morrie, by Mitch Albom. April loved the book so much that she read it many times as well as reading other books written by Albom. She would highly recommend that you read her favorite book. The life of the dancer, mom, office manager, volunteer, card maker, scrapbooker, athlete, grandmother and friend was slowed by her breast cancer diagnosis in 2018. She continued to push forward with as many activities as possible. She was active and living her life for herself, her friends and her loved ones until the very end. Memorials preferred to the American Cancer Society. Services: Visitation Sunday November 21, 2021 3pm-6pm Washburn-McReavy 1827 Coon Rapids Blvd. N Coon Rapids, MN 55433 Christian Funeral Monday November 22, 2021 11:00am Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral 519 Oak Grove Street Minneapolis, MN 55403 .
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