MEINTS, Charles 1894-1965
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Date: 9/30/2015 at 16:45:52
Funeral Saturday At Wellsburg For Charles Meints, 70
Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Saturday at the home and at 1:30 at the First Christian Reformed church for Charles Meints.
Rev. Bernard Visscher officiated the service. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Special music for the service consisted of a duet sung by Claus G. Primus and Arnold Eiten, while Elizabeth Eekhoff was organist. Flower attendants were Mrs. John Boekhoff Jr. and Mrs. Janet Rademaker.
Casket bearers were Larry Meints, LuVern Freese, Loren Jeske, Richard Schafer, Harlan Beninga and Larry Kruse.
Charles Meints, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ludwig Meints, was born in Hardin county on November 7, 1894.
In his youth he attended a rural school in Grundy county. As a youth he made profession of his faith in Jesus Christ in the First Christian Reformed church of which he has always been a member. He was a veteran of the first World War.
On September 7, 1921 he was united in marriage with Bertha Schafer at the home of her parents. They spent their wedded years on a farm in Hardin county until they moved to Wellsburg in 1958. To them were born two children, Marlys, Mrs. Keith Baker, and a son who passed away in infancy.
In 1964 he suffered partial paralysis as the result of a stroke, but recovered to a certain extent. During the past year he suffered additional strokes. He was taken to Grundy County Memorial hospital on Tuesday morning and passed away there on Wednesday around 6 p.m. from the complications of a stroke.
Those who preceded him in death were his parents, one son in infancy, a brother and a sister in infancy, and two other brothers, Louis and Willie Meints.
Those who survive are his wife, Bertha, one daughter, Marlys, Mrs. Keith Baker of Allendale, Michigan; six grandchildren, Gregory Charles, Brenda Sue, Douglas Paul, Geffrey Lee, Mitchell Kim and Mary Elizabeth Baker, all of Allendale, Mich.; three sisters: Grace, Mrs. John Heronimus of Wellsburg; Ella, Mrs. Dick Freese of Steamboat Rock and Jennie, Mrs. Marvin Jeske of Eldora as well as one brother, George Meints of Steamboat Rock, besides many other relatives and friends.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 11 November 1965, pg 9
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