MEESTER, Cente 1875-1964
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/18/2015 at 21:38:44
Mrs. Jacob Meester Died Sun. At Hosp.
Mrs. Jacob T. Meester died Sunday afternoon at the Grundy hospital where she had been a patient the past three months. Death was due to cerebral hemorrhage. She was 89 years old. The body was taken to the Engelkes funeral home where funeral arrangements were made. Services will be at 1:30 Thursday afternoon at the Pleasant Valley Reformed church west of Fern. The services will be conducted by Rev. Gerald Osland. Burial will be in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Mrs. Meester was born at Peoria, Ill. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hiebe Clauson. She grew up in the vicinity of Peoria. She was born April 25th, 1875. On February 22, 1899 she and Jacob T. Meester were married at Peoria.
They came to Grundy county after their marriage and made their home on a Grundy county farm. The last 42 years she lived on the Meester farm a half mile west and a mile north of Holland. Her husband died in 1946. She continued to live in a new home on the farm with her son Theodore until she came to the hospital.
She was a long time member of the Pleasant Valley Reformed church. Surviving aside from the son Theodore are another son, Henry J. Meester, Grundy Center, a daughter Mrs. Clive Patterson, Holland and a son Thomas C. who lives on the family farm. There are five surviving grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
One brother John Clauson resides at Peoria, Ill. She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter and granddaughter, three brothers and three sisters. She was the last of her family to be called.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 21 May 1964, pg 13
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