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MEESTER, Ronald D. 1946-1971

MEESTER, REITER

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/8/2017 at 22:19:31

First Area Car Death Of Year Occurs Sunday

One person was killed and six others injured in a car-pickup crash at the entrance to a farm driveway on the blacktop road one mile north of Holland at 12:45 p.m. Sunday.

Injured fatally in the mishap was Ronald Dale Meester, 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom C. Meester of Holland. He is Grundy county's first traffic death of the year.

Meester was driving a 1958 Ford Ranchero pickup which was struck by a 1965 Oldsmobile operated by James A. Pieters, 34, also of Holland.

The young man died of a head injury at 4:10 p.m. Sunday at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo.

Six occupants of the Pieters car also were hurt.
They are:
James A. Pieters, fractured ribs and lacerated chin and cheek.
Mrs. James Pieters, 34, cut on right leg.
Jay Pieters, 6, two broken teeth.
Donald Taylor, 32, Waterloo, lacerations on the nose, eye lids and left thumb.
Mrs. Donald Taylor, 31, bruised right leg.
Deana Taylor, 8, skinned knee.

They were taken by ambulance to Grundy County Memorial Hospital. The women and children were treated and released. Both men remained hospitalized.

A seventh passenger in the Pieters car, Janice Pieters, 7, was not hurt.

The collision occurred as Meester was exiting from the driveway at his parent's farm. The Pieters car, which was traveling south, came over the crest of a hill and struck the Meester pickup broadside.

The obituary of Ronald Dale Meester appears in the Holland news section of this week's Register.

Four persons died on Grundy county highways in 1970.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 14 January 1971, pg 1

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Rites Wed. For Ron Meester, 24, Accident Victim

Funeral services were held on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Pleasant Valley Reformed Church west of Fern for Ronald D. Meester, 24, of rural Holland who died Sunday afternoon at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo from injuries he received in a car-pickup collision in his farm driveway.

Rev. Gerald Osland officiated at the services. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Ronald Meester was born Feb. 13, 1946 in Colfax township, the son of Thomas C. and Jeanette Meester. He graduated from the Grundy Center High School in 1964 and attended a Trade School in Kansas City. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve in June, 1966.

He worked 1 year as a mechanic at Grundy Tractor Co. in Grundy Center, served 4 months of active service in 1967 and was now working as a mechanic at Friday's Chrysler-Plymouth Service in Conrad.

His fiancee was Miss Renee Priebe of Wolverton, Minn. who is employed as an X-ray and lab technician at the Eldora hospital.

Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home in Grundy Center was in charge of the arrangements.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by one sister, Mrs. Everette Horwedel of Marion; and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Tony Reiter of Dumont.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 14 January 1971, pg 1


 

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