MEESTER, Meemke 1872-1950
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/7/2015 at 16:34:18
Mrs. J. H. Meester Dies At Holland
Mrs. J. H. Meester died at her home in Holland about 7:30 Wednesday morning. While Mrs. Meester had been in frail health for several years, her death came unexpectedly and very suddenly. She had been afflicted with a weak heart. Four years ago she fell and broke a bone in one hip and she was a bed patient most of the time since. She was 77 years old on the 24th of last April. She was a lifelong resident of Grundy county.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 o'clock at the home Saturday and at 1:30 at the Colfax Presbyterian church.
Mrs. Meester's obituary will appear in the next issue of The Register.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 1 June 1950, pg 1
Rites Saturday For Mrs. Meester
Funeral services for Mrs. J. H. Meester were held at one o'clock last Saturday at the home in Holland and later at the Colfax Presbyterian church. Burial was in the cemetery adjoining the church. The services were conducted by Rev. George Swalve.
Mrs. Meester died suddenly at her home in Holland on the morning of May 31st, following a long illness.
The following obituary was read by the officiating pastor at the church service:
Mrs. Meemke Meester, nee Meyer, was born in Colfax twp. April 24, 1873. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Meyer and grew to young womanhood on a farm in Colfax township.
February 28, 1894, she was united in holy wedlock with Joe H. Meester. Shortly after their marriage they moved on a farm in Palermo township where they resided until they moved to Holland, where they have lived the last 25 years.
Her married life was blessed with nine children, two of them preceding her in death.
Mrs. Meester was an invalid the past three years. She passed away suddenly on Wednesday morning, May 31st, attaining the age of 77 years, 1 month, 7 days.
On Oct. 25, 1908, she became a member of the Colfax Center Presbyterian church and was a faithful member during all these 42 years and attended services regularly until her injury left her an invalid three years ago.
Mrs. Meester leaves to mourn her departure, her bereaved husband; seven daughters, Rachel, Mrs. John Junker; Mattie, Mrs. Harm Stahl; Grace, Mrs. Gus Barkee; Tena, Mrs. Menno Klunder; Harmke, Mrs. Bernard Stahl; Martha, Mrs. Harm Hook; Esther, Mrs. John E. Riekena. Also her only surviving sister, Mrs. Bertha Frerichs, of Wellsburg; besides 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 8 June 1950, pg 14
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