MEESTER, John J. 1912-1965
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 10/7/2013 at 09:50:11
John J. Meester Dies
Death Tuesday night is reported from the Doyen Funeral Home at Wellsburg.
John J. Meester died suddenly at his home on a farm near Holland Tuesday night, following a heart attack. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, and by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John G. Meester; two brothers, Henry F. and Alfred, and two sisters, Mrs. Henry Van Hauen and Mrs. Sam Schmitt.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Doyen Funeral Home.
More complete obituary will appear in the next issue of The Grundy Register.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 12 August 1965, pg 1
John J. Meester Died Suddenly Tuesday Evening
John Johannes Meester died suddenly Tuesday evening, August 10.
John was born to Mr. and Mrs. John G. Meester on January 19, 1912, on a farm in Colfax township. He reached the age of 53 years, 6 months, and 22 days.
He received his education in the rural school. On February 23, 1939, he was united in marriage to Lillian Schultz. They lived on several farms following their marriage, and 13 years ago moved to their present farm northeast of Wellsburg. They were privileged to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary in 1964, with their family and friends.
He was a member of the Second Christian Reformed church, and was presently serving his second term as a Deacon on the church consistory.
Those left to mourn his passing are his wife, Lillian, two daughters, Judy of Minneapolis and Sharee at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John G. Meester of Wellsburg; two sisters and two brothers; Trena, Mrs. Henry Van Hauen of Holland; Henry F. Meester of Wellsburg; Alfred Meester of Holland; Etta, Mrs. Samuel Schmitt of Dike and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by a son in infancy.
Funeral services for John J. Meester were held Friday, Aug. 13 at 1 p.m. at the Doyen Funeral Home and at 1:30 p.m. at the Second Christian Reformed church. Interment was in the Shiloh cemetery.
Rev. Kasjen Teben of Waterloo was officiating clergyman. Music was given by Mrs. Harold Okones and Mrs. John Kruse. Mrs. Ray Toomsen was organist. Mrs. Ebe Finke and Mrs. Harold F. Harms were flower attendants.
Pall bearers were Marlyn Meyer, Herman E. Van Hauen, Benjamin Hook, Richard Neessen, Harvin Meyer and Harry Johnson.
--The Grundy Register/Wellsburg Herald (Grundy Center, Iowa), 19 August 1965, section 2, pg 1
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