MEESTER, Anna 1921-1988
MEESTER, DEVRIES, JANSEN
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/16/2017 at 20:16:35
Services For Anna Meester At PV Church
Funeral services for Mrs. Anna J. Meester, 66, of Parkersburg, were held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, at the Pleasant Valley Reformed Church, rural Holland, with Pastor Joel Brummel in charge.
She passed away at 12:14 a.m. Monday, April 18, at Sartori Memorial Hospital in Cedar Falls.
Interment was in the church cemetery.
Casket bearers were Sid Hayes, Bruce Hayes, Steve Walterman, Larry DeVries, Stauffer Johnson, and Marlyn Pruis.
Ushers were R. N. VanHauen and Charles Freese. Mrs. Lillian Kruger and Mrs. Reka Hook were in charge of flower arrangements.
Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home of Grundy Center was in charge of arrangements.
Anna was born June 29, 1921, on a farm near Wellsburg in Grundy county, the daughter of Ubbie and Nellie Jansen DeVries.
Anna grew up in the Holland area and attended rural school.
On October 11, 1942, she was united in marriage to James C. Meester at Junction City, KS. Following the ceremony, she made her home with her parents while James served in the army from 1942 to 1945, during World War II.
Following the war, the couple farmed the Meester family farm in Pleasant Valley township, where they lived until 1977, when they retired and moved to Parkersburg.
She was a member of the Pleasant Valley Reformed Church.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Dennis and Toni Meester of LaPorte City, and Rev. Rodney and Julie Meester of Meservey; one granddaughter, Tammy; one brother, Elky DeVries of rural Grundy Center; and two sisters, Mrs. Tena Meester of rural Dike and Mrs. Clarence (Alvina) Walterman of Parkersburg.
Anna was preceded in death by her husband, James, who passed away on Feb. 4, 1981; her parents; and infant daughter, Maxine Lois, in 1946; two sisters and two brothers.
A memorial fund has been established.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 28 April 1988, pg 3
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