MEESTER, Henry H. 1893-1986
MEESTER, KLAASSEN, MEYER, HAUPT
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Date: 3/9/2017 at 09:19:18
Rites Held For Henry Meester
Henry H. Meester of Grundy Center passed away at 8:40 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo, where he had been a patient since July 11.
Funeral services were held at the Pleasant Valley Reformed Church, rural Holland, on Saturday, August 2, at 1:30 p.m. Pastor Joel Brummel officiated.
Wayne Arends sang "How Great Thou Art" and "Leaning On the Everlasting Arms." The accompanist was Mrs. Clarence Walterman, who also played selected numbers for the prelude and postlude.
The casket bearers were Mike Meester, Myron Meester, Ken Schmitt, LuRae Johnson, Duane Schmitt and Dan Schmitt.
Ushers were Jake Schoneman, R. M. VanHauen and Charles Freese. Mrs. Lillian Kruger and Mrs. Grace Meester were in charge of the floral arrangements.
Interment was in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
Relatives and friends were invited to return to the church following the committal services for a period of Christian fellowship and refreshments.
Mr. Meester was born December 9, 1893, in Colfax township, Grundy county, the son of Henry and Trientje Klaassen Meester. He attained the age of 92 years, seven months and 21 days. He grew up on the family farm in Colfax township, and attended country school.
On March 26, 1919, at the Pleasant Valley Reformed Church parsonage, he was united in marriage to Grace Meyer. After their marriage they farmed in Colfax township until they moved and made their home in Dike in March of 1956. His wife, Grace, passed away on March 15, 1959.
He was united in marriage to Clara Haupt in 1964, and they lived in Dike. In the fall of 1968, she passed away. He continued to live in Dike until August of 1980, when he became a resident of the Long Term Care Unit of the Grundy County Memorial Hospital in Grundy Center.
He was a long term member of the Pleasant Valley Reformed Church and had served as an elder several terms.
He was preceded in death by his parents; first and second wives; two daughters, Trena Matilda and Marilyn Jean; one grandson, Allen; and by four brothers and four sisters.
He is survived by two sons, Melvin and Harlyn, both of rural Holland; two daughters, Mrs. Cornelius (Johanna) Schmitt of rural Dike, Mrs. Herbert (Viola) Johnson of rural Wellsburg; one sister, Mrs. Trientje Pruis of Grundy Center; 20 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
A memorial fund has been established.
The Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home, Grundy Center, was in charge of the arrangements.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 7 August 1986, pg 3
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