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MEESTER, Alfred J. 1919-1983


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/8/2017 at 14:30:28

Alfred Meester, Lifelong Local Resident, Dies

Alfred J. Meester passed away very suddenly on Tuesday evening, March 1 at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital in Grundy Center due to an apparent heart attack. He reached the age of 64 years and 11 days.

Funeral services were held on Friday, March 4 at 1:30 p.m. at the Pleasant Valley Reformed Church, rural Holland. Pastor Carl. G. Regnerus officiated at the services.

Wayne Arends sang two selections. He was accompanied by Mrs. Clarence H. Walterman who also played selected numbers for the prelude and postlude.

Mrs. Clarence Muller and Mrs. Reka Hook were flower attendants. Pall bearers were Leslie Harms, Curtis Meester, Larry Wiese, Dennis Westerman, James Everts, and Leland VanHauen. The interment services were held in the Pleasant Valley Reformed Church cemetery.

Alfred was born on a farm in Colfax Township, northeast of Wellsburg, on February 20, 1919, the son of John G. and Antje (Peters) Meester and received his education in the rural schools in the area.

On March 7, 1939, he was married to Grace Westerman at the parsonage of the Pleasant Valley Reformed Church, rural Holland. Following their marriage they lived on various farms in Grundy county before moving to the farmstead of his birth.

In 1978 they retired from the farm and moved to Wellsburg to make their home. He had farmed all of his life until his retirement.

This union was blessed with two daughters, Bernice and Lavonne.

Alfred was a long time member of the Pleasant Valley Reformed Church having become a member by confession of faith on December 24, 1950. He was baptized in the church on May 25, 1919.

Preceding him in death were: his mother, a son in infancy and a brother, John J. Meester.

Those left to mourn his passing are: his wife, Grace; two daughters, Mrs. Leland (Bernice) Heinrich of Wellsburg and Mrs. Lavonne Eckhoff of Reinbeck; one granddaughter; two grandsons; his father, John G. Meester of the Long Term Care Unit of the Grundy County Memorial Hospital in Grundy Center; two sisters and one brother, Mrs. Trena VanHauen of Holland, Mrs. Samuel (Etta) Schmitt of Dike, Henry F. Meester of Grundy Center; and many other relatives and friends.

Doyen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 10 March 1983, sec 3, pg 2


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