MEESTER, Joe A. 1875-1956
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/17/2016 at 06:53:43
Joe A. Meester Dies Suddenly
Joe A. Meester died suddenly at his home at 3:30 Thursday morning. His health had not been good for several months, but he was able to be up and about the house daily and to look after his business affairs. He seemed to feel better when he and his wife retired Wednesday night, but he became restless later and shortly after midnight he was stricken with a heart attack from which he could not recover. He was 81 years old on May 8th. The body was at the Engelkes funeral home until the time for the service.
Funeral services were held on Monday at 12:30 at the home and at one o'clock in the Colfax Presbyterian church. Rev. Wiert Eekhoff conducted the service. Burial was in the Reformed church cemetery two miles west of Fern.
Resided in Grundy County All of His Life
Mr. Meester was born May 8th, 1875, on a farm in Colfax township. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Meester. He grew up on the Colfax township farm. On March 19, 1900, he and Hattie Meester were married by Rev. D. Schaefer in the Pleasant Valley Reformed church. Mrs. Meester was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Meester. The couple began housekeeping on their farm in Colfax township, where they lived 40 years. In 1940 they retired from the farm and moved to Grundy Center.
Mr. and Mrs. Meester were the parents of nine children. Two sons and one daughter preceded the father in death. Surviving are the wife and six sons. The sons are Henry, William, Gerald and Calvin, all of Colfax township, Thomas from Beaver township, and Andrew from Grundy Center. There are eight grandchildren. Other surviving relatives are two brothers and two sisters. The brothers and John, Wellsburg, and Henry, Dike. The sisters are Mrs. Joe J. Meester and Mrs. Eilert Pruis from Pleasant Valley township.
Two of Mr. Meester's brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 12 July 1956, pg 1
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