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MEESTER, Jeanett L. 1917-2017


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/24/2019 at 18:37:06

Jeanett L. Meester, 100, a resident of Arlington Place in Grundy Center, passed away on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, of natural causes. Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 31st from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home in Grundy Center. The funeral service will be held on Friday, September 1st at 1:00 PM at the Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home. A private burial will take place at the Pleasant Valley Reformed Church Cemetery in Holland (Fern). Memorials may be directed to the family.

Jeanett was born on April 16, 1917 in Holland, Iowa, to her parents August & Gepka (Van Deest) Henze. She lived several years on her familyís farm in Holland when her family relocated to Comfrey, Minnesota. After living in Minnesota for 10 years, Jeanettís family moved back to Holland, to continue farming. On October 6, 1938, Jeanett was united in marriage to Herman J. Meester at the Pleasant Valley Reformed Church Parsonage. The couple was blessed with 3 children. Jeanett was a farm wife, caring for her children but also working alongside her husband Herman on their farm for 43 years. She enjoyed milking cows. After Hermanís sudden passing in 1982, Jeanett continued to live on the family farm for many years, later moving to Grundy Center in the 90ís.

She was a member of the Pleasant Valley Reformed Church in Holland and a former member of the Holland Christian Reformed Church. Jeanett enjoyed gardening and quilting. She loved children and the joy they brought to her. Jeanett was a woman of faith and put her trust in the Lord.

Jeanett is survived by her children Les (Donna) Meester of Holland, IA and Linda (Henry) Dingel of Grundy Center, IA; 17 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren; sister Julia Muller of Reinbeck, IA and brother Clarence Henze of Grundy Center, IA. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Herman; son Luverne Meester; sisters Sophia Muller and Ella Meints and brothers George & Ernest Henze.

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


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