MEESTER, June 1916-2005
MEESTER, BERENDS, KLOSTERBOER, DECKNADEL
Posted By: Karen D-J (email)
Date: 4/29/2005 at 08:21:02
June Meester, age 88, of Parkersburg, Iowa, was born the daughter of Harry and Francis (Berends) Klosterboer on December 7, 1916 in Pleasant Valley Township, Rural Grundy County, Iowa. When she was two years old, her mother died and she went to live with her grandparents. When they could no longer care for her, she lived with her aunts in Stout. She received her education in the schoolhouse near her home.
June was married briefly to Roy Decknadel and he was killed during World War II. On March 6, 1950, June was united in marriage with Elmer Meester at June's home in Stout. They made their home and farmed south of Parkersburg. They retired from farming in 1978 and moved to Parkersburg. June became a resident of the Maple Manor Care Center, Aplington, in April, 2004.
June was a member of the Reformed Church of Stout, where she was active in the Women's Guild and the Prayer Club. She enjoyed traveling, especially on bus tours, and took several trips to Arizona. June and Elmer joined a senior's bowling league together. She enjoyed playing cards with friends and doing a little gardening. June also collected porcelain dolls and bells and liked making ceramics.
June died Monday, April 18, 2005 at Sartori Memial Hospital in Cedar Falls, Iowa, of natural causes.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Meester on January 24, 1984; her parents and a half brother, John Ray Klosterboer.
June is survived by three sons, Roland Meester; Wendell (Brenda) Meester and Myron Meester; and ten grandchildren.
Funeral Services were held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 22, 2005 at the Reformed Church of Stout in Stout, Iowa with Rev. David Powers officiating. Organist & Pianist were Elaine Schnell and Darlys Weise. Vocalist Stan Thompson sang "He Touched Me". Congregational Hymns were "In the Garden" and "Blessed Assurance".
Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Parkersburg, Iowa.
Redman-Schwartz Funeral Home, Parkersburg, was in charge of arrangements.
**Survivor locations and children names have been deleted.**
--Eclipse News Review, Wed. Apri 27, 2005
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