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MEESTER, Kathryn 1931-1959


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 7/7/2014 at 22:27:34

Mrs. Art Meester Dies Suddenly of Heart Attack

Mrs. Arthur Meester died suddenly about 10:30 Friday night at her home in Holland following a heart attack. Shortly after ten o'clock Mrs. Meester told her husband that she was going downstairs to take a shower bath before going to bed. Her husband then went to bed. He fell asleep suddenly and did not awaken until four o'clock the next mourning. He hastened downstairs and found his wife lying on the floor. He summoned a doctor at once, who found Mrs. Meester had been dead several hours. County Coroner Harold Engelkes was called. He was away from home, and Deputy Sheriff Leslie Craven was sent for. Coroner Engelkes was satisfied death was due to a coronary occlusion. The body was taken to the Engelkes funeral home where it was prepared for burial. She was 27 years old.

Mrs. Meester had not previously had any heart difficulty, although she had been afflicted with diabetes since she was 9 years old. Her sudden death came as a shock to members of her family and to her many friends.

Funeral services are being held Wednesday afternoon, June 24, at the Colfax Center Presbyterian Church with Rev. W. Eekhoff officiating. Burial in the cemetery adjoining the church.

Mrs. Meester's maiden name was Kathryn Tessau. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Tessau. She was born on a farm in Tama county July 22, 1931. She attended rural schools and was graduated from Reinbeck high school in 1949. She worked at Manly's Drugstore in Grundy Center until her marriage to Arthur Meester on June 5, 1953. They lived in Philadelphia for about eight months while Art was in the service. They moved to a farm near Holland in 1954. In February 1955 they moved to Holland.

Surviving are her husband; her parents; two sisters, Mary Ann at home and Mrs. Dale Ennenga of Grundy Center, and two brothers, Roy and Ray Tessau, who are at home.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 25 June 1959, pg 3


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