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MEESTER, D. Mavis 1924-2014


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/8/2017 at 12:27:27

D. Mavis Meester, 89, of Dike, passed away on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at New Aldaya Lifescapes in Cedar Falls. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 18th at 10:30 a.m. at the Pleasant Valley Reformed Church in Fern. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 17th from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Engelkes-Abels Dike Chapel, 680 Main St., Dike. Burial will follow the funeral service at the church cemetery.

Mavis was born on October 15, 1924 in Wellsburg, the daughter of William M. & Grace L. (Hook) Ross. She grew up in Grundy Co. and later moved to Dike where she graduated from high school. She went on to further her education at the Iowa State Teachers College. On November 25, 1943, Mavis was united in marriage to Johannes Alfred Meester at the Pleasant Valley Reformed Church in Fern. The couple welcomed 5 children into their family.

She was a member of the Pleasant Valley Reformed Church, where she was actively involved. Mavis enjoyed sewing, quilting, ceramics, cooking and fishing with her husband and family. She leaves behind a loving family who will miss her dearly.

Mavis is survived by her children Carol (James) Bolin of Cedar Falls, Robert (Georgiann) Meester of Grundy Center, Kaylene (David) Bern of Dike, Leon (Jean) Meester of Holland and Russell (Joan) Meester of Holland; grandchildren Kristi Leeper of Ft. Worth, TX, Kathie (Michael) Manderscheid of Marion, IA, Teresa (Michael) Fear of Portland, OR, Daniel (Katie) Bolin of Denver, CO, Lynsey (Timothy) Thorenton of Doha, Qatar, Casey Meester of Grundy Center, Camron Meester of Wellsburg, Kimberly Brown of Grundy Center, Kerry Becker of IL, Kelli (Dustin) DeVries of North Liberty, IA, Jamie (Andrew) Dorothy of Kansas City, MO, Jess (Leslie) Michaelsen of Kansas City, MO, Terra (Blain) Lage of Dike, Travis (Jen) Meester of Wellsburg, Tiane (Jeremy) Tews of New Market, MN and Krystal & Owen Meester of Holland, IA; 26 great-grandchildren; sisters Margery (Paul) Bakker of Orange City, IA, Marian Langenberg of Urbandale, IA and Patricia (Robert) Abels of Holland; sister-in-law Jeanette Meester of Grundy Center; many nieces, nephews and great-nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Johannes Meester; sister Berniece Groote; brothers-in-law Roy Groote and Leland Langenberg; grandson Martin Becker.

--Abels Funeral Homes (www.abelsfuneralhomes.com)


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