MEESTER, Alma 1915-1984
MEESTER, KAMPMAN, PLANTEUR
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Date: 1/7/2017 at 17:59:24
Rites Held For Alma Meester
Alma Christina Meester of 803 Florence Street, Parkersburg, was born the daughter of William and Harmina Planteur Kampman on July 29, 1915, on a farm west of Parkersburg. She attended rural school.
On September 23, 1937, Alma was united in marriage to Jacob C. Meester at her parents farm home Northwest of Parkersburg. They made their home on a farm in Grundy county, five miles south of Parkersburg. After retiring they moved to their present home in 1977.
Mrs. Meester was a member of Stout Reformed Church in Stout.
Alma died at 12:15 p.m., Monday, February 20, 1984, in the Grundy County Memorial Hospital in Grundy Center, where she had been a patient for two days. She suffered from cancer for about two months, and had reached the age of 68 years, 6 months and 22 days.
Alma is survived by her husband, Jacob C. Meester; three sons, Calvin Meester, Parkersburg, Johannes Meester, Delmar, NY and Roger Meester of Parkersburg; one daughter, Lois, Mrs. Bart Fisher of Parkersburg; 12 grandchildren; seven sisters, Mrs. Johanna Boelman, Aplington, Willimina, Mrs. Ben Jungling, Kesley, Mrs. Mary Schipper, Aplington, Clara, Mrs. Roland Krusey, German Valley, IL, Margaret, Mrs. Folkert Folkerts, Allison, Alberta, Mrs. Arnold Schaap, Ackley, and Annie, Mrs. Donald Allspach of Parkersburg; two brothers, Chris W. and Claas Kampman, both of Parkersburg.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Harmina Kampman and one granddaughter.
Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, February 23, 1984, in the Stout Reformed Church in Stout with Pastor Donald Ringnalda officiating. Mrs. Elaine Schnell was the organist and the congregation sang "My Jesus I Love Thee," "How Great Thou Art," and "Whiter Than Snow."
Casketbearers were Stan Schipper, Chuck Krusey, Marvin Boelman, Robert Kampman, Donald Kampman and Dale Meester. Interment followed in the Stout Cemetery.
Schwartz-Engelkes Funeral Home in Parkersburg was in charge of the funeral arrangements.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 1 March 1984, pg 3
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