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MEYER, Siebe H. 1883-1973

MEYER, EITEN, RIEKENA

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/21/2014 at 10:18:56

Funeral Monday For S. H. Meyer

Funeral services for Siebe H. Meyer were held Monday, August 13 at 1:00 p.m. at the Doyen Funeral Home and at 1:30 p.m. at the Second Christian Reformed Church. Rev. Harold Hollander was officiating clergyman. Mr. and Mrs. Leland Luwe sang two duet numbers accompanied by Mrs. LuRay Neessen. Mrs. Clarence Beecroft was organist. Flower attendants were Mrs. Gerald Bakker and Mrs. Jans Mennenga. Pall bearers were Harvey Getting, Harvin Meyer, Harry Meyer, Boyd Meyer, Glenn H. Siefken and Harm C. Meyer. Interment was made in the First Christian Reformed Church cemetery.

Mr. Meyer passed away around 3 o'clock Friday afternoon Aug. 10 at his home northwest of Wellsburg due to complications of advanced age. He reached the age of 89 years, 11 months and 26 days.

Siebe was born August 14, 1883, on a farm 1 3/4 miles south of the First Christian Reformed Church near Wellsburg, the son of Harm S. and Claaska (Eiten) Meyer. At the age of 1 1/2 years he moved with his parents to the farm 2 miles east of Wellsburg to which is known as the old Meyer farm, presently occupied by a nephew, Boyd Meyer and family. He received his education at the rural school southeast of Wellsburg.

On April 1, 1903, he was united in marriage to Miss Nantje Riekena at the parsonage of the Wellsburg Reformed Church by the Rev. J. G. Thielken. Following their marriage they made their home on the Riekena home place farm 4 miles west and 1 mile north of Wellsburg. They have made their home on this farm all of their married life. Due to declining health he retired from active farming a number of years ago but continued to enjoy the outdoors until he was confined to his home the last few years. Mr. Meyer was always concerned about community affairs and spent many years as a Township Assessor and Township Clerk.

Those who preceded him in death were: his parents, a daughter Clara at the age of 10, four brothers, Ed, Wiebe, George, a brother in infancy, 1 sister (Gertie), Mrs. Gus Siefken, and a son-in-law, James DeNeui.

He leaves to mourn his passing: his wife, Nantje, 6 daughters and 3 sons: (Gertie) Mrs. James DeNeui of Wellsburg; (Minnie) Mrs. David Taffinder of Wellsburg; (Eva), Mrs. Fred Widmann of Waterloo; Clarence Meyer of Cedar Falls; (Freda) Mrs. Joe Boelman of Wellsburg; Edward Meyer of Washington, Mo.; Harley Meyer of Phoenix, Ariz.; (Clareen), Mrs. Robert Baehr of Kansas City, Mo.; Miss Donna Meyer of North Kansas City, Mo.; 14 grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, 12 step-great-grandchildren, 6 step-great-great-grandchildren, 2 brothers and 1 sister, Mrs. Anna Getting of Holland, Harm H. Meyer of Wellsburg, Lubert H. Meyer of Wellsburg and a host of other relatives and friends.

--newspaper clipping, source unknown


 

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