Jean Ellen Meirick

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Jean E. Meirick, Age 90, of New Hampton, IA died on Monday, September 1, 2008 at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton. Jean Ellen Meirick was born on July 31, 1918 to John & Maud (Mabry) Mahoney in Elma, IA. Jean graduated from Elma High School in 1934 first in her class. After graduation she worked as a bookkeeper in Atlanta, GA., Jacksonville, FL., and Sarasota, FL. Jean was united in marriage to Francis G. Meirick on September 13, 1939 at Immaculate Conception Rectory in Elma, IA. After her marriage Jean was employed at Peoples Savings Bank in Elma. Later Jean and Francis owned and operated the Elma Locker Plant for 25 years. In 1969 Jean and Francis moved to Keystone Heights, FL. and in 1999 they moved to New Hampton, IA. Jean resided in a nursing home in New Hampton since 2005. Jean enjoyed reading, cross word puzzles, playing bridge and spending time with her family. Jean was a member of Holy Family Parish-St. Marys Center and Rosary Society. Jean is survived by two daughters Louise (Donn) Harris of New Hampton and Maureen (Bob) Bird of Keystone Heights, FL; one son Michael (Bev) Meirick of West Chicago, IL; six grandchildren John (Lori) Harris, Brian (Stacey) Harris, Michael Meirick, Angela (Mike) Peterson, Amelia Bird and Carson Bird; three great grandchildren Eric, Lauren and Levi; three step grand children Keri (Shane) Schulz, Kelly (Ron) Deverick, and Michael Schieve; four step great grandchildren Madison, John, Katelyn Schulz and Haley Deverick She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Francis; brother Harrison; three sisters Aleatha, Ena, and Abigail; daughter-in-law Patricia Meirick. Service: Memorial services will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, October 25, 2008 at Holy Family Parish- St. Marys Center in New Hampton with Msgr. Carl Schmitt officiating.

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  1. I am sorry to hear about your mother. I know she is at peace now. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  2. I have great memories of both your Dad and Mom from my childhood. They were wonderful people that always treated us like family. They are together again now. My condolances to you, Louise, Mike and Maureen.

  3. Louise: I am sure you are happy, your mom is at peace..but it is still the loss of a link in your family chain…….

    We had a lot of fun together with that magic deck of cards…..
    God Bless, Keith & Avis

  4. We am so sorry for your loss. Your mother is at peace now. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers during this time. Diane and family

  5. Louise, I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Even though, sometimes it is time for them to go, it is never easy to let them go. The loss of a parent and especially the last parent ends a chapter in our lives and it is always a sad time. My thoughts are with you at this sad time.

  6. To the entire Meirick family—we extend our sympathy on your loss. It is never easy to lose a parent and the last of that generation. Keep in mind all the wonderful memories you have had with her all your lives. Your parents were indeed very special people and were very dear to us. God bless all of you!

  7. Mike, Louise, and families, I have no words that can adequately express the feelings that go with loss. It has been a rough road to lose someone you love. Thankfully faith will help everyone through the difficult times. Your mom/grandmother is in a peaceful place, with many loved ones. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  8. We send you our condolences in the passing of your mother, Jean, longtime friend and schoolmate of Florence, and we have many good memories of growing up with Louise, Mike and Maureen. Shorty (as we always knew him) and Jean will be missed. Our sympathy.

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