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OBIT: Marjorie Ann (Werkman) Meester

This news story was published on December 8, 2018.
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Marjorie A. Meester, 79 of Grundy Center, Iowa, passed away at her home in Grundy Center, on Thursday, December 6, 2018. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home in Grundy Center. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, December 10, 2018 at American Lutheran Church in Grundy Center. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Grundy Center. Memorials may be directed to the family.

Marge was born on January 16, 1939 at her family’s home in Holland, Iowa, to her parents Henry & Anna (Schmidt) Werkman. She was raised in Holland & Grundy Center and graduated from Grundy Center High School in the class of 1957. Marge was united in marriage to Curt Meester on May 9, 1970 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. Together they welcomed two daughters into their family.

Marge worked as a secretary for over 40 years in the Grundy Center area, 30 of those years were at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital. Marge loved to play cards and was an avid sports fan. She especially loved the Grundy Center Spartans. Marge also enjoyed cooking and baking for friends and family.

Marge is survived by her daughters Staci (Jon) Freese of Grundy Center & Sue (Wes) Beenken of Grundy Center; grandchildren Kiley Meyers of West Des Moines, Samantha Meyers of Grundy Center and Allison & Reid Beenken of Grundy Center; sisters Lanette Saathoff, Wanda Akers, Arlene (Melvin) Haupt, Lois Meester and Diane (James) Ascher; sisters-in-law Karen (Leo) Dietrich, Elaine Epstein and Diane (Merle) Bakker; and many nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; parents-in-law; husband Curt; brothers-in-law George Saathoff, Gordon Akers and Sylvian Meester.

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