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Leon Meis

Leon Meis, 80, a longtime resident of Granville and Alton, died peacefully at Good Samaritan in LeMars on January 1, 2014.

Funeral Service will be Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton, IA with Rev. Gerald Hartz officiating & Rev. Terry Roder, Rev. Paul Eisele, Rev. Robert Gralapp, & Msgr. Kenneth Seifried concelebrating.  Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Alton, IA. Visitation will be anytime after 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, 2014.  There will be a parish rosary at 5 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m., all at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton.  Services have been entrusted to the Fisch Funeral Home & Monument of Remsen.

Leon was born January 26, 1933, at Le Mars, IA the son of Leo and Tillie (Heidesch) Meis. 

He married Ruth Henrich on February 16, 1953 at Alton.  The couple made their home on a farm near Granville and farmed for 54 years before moving into Alton in 2007.  Leon was a loving and devoted husband for 59 years, and an amazing father to his four children.

Leon & Ruth were avid and active supporters of Spalding Catholic as well as their church.  Leon was involved in many philanthropic projects and served on numerous boards.  He adored his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

Survivors include; his four children, Paula (Dave) Langel of LeMars, Mark (Judy) Meis of Alton, Barb Meis of Laguna Niguel, CA and Kris (Bill) Koopman of LeMars; 11 grandchildren,  23 great grand-grandchildren, brother-in-law Ed (Rita) Henrich, sister-in-law Mary Sue (Carl) Sierp and Millie Langel.

Preceeded by:  his loving wife, Ruth, his parents, his father and mother-in-law, George & Lillian Henrich,  sister Clarice Langel and brother -in-law, Roman Langel.

Casket bearers will be Mick & Ryan Langel, Chad & Dean Meis, Toby Scheitler & Aaron Culler.

Honorary bearers will be Rick Logan, Brent De Rocher, Ryan Newman, Tyler Slate, Pat & Mike Waite.

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Guestbook

Dear Meis Family, The Bathens wish to express the sadness we felt upon learning of Leon's death. We have such fond memories of times spent on your family farm when we were kids so very long ago. Your parents were always fun and loving to be around. Take comfort in the ...

Gena Bathen Craig Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Kris and Bill and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Scott and Ruth Alexander and family

Scott and Ruh Alexander Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Leon's passing. Leon was always a source of laughter ad companionship for my father (Merlyn Klein) who also resides at Good Samaritan. Our thoughts and prayers are with Leon and Family.

Dan Klein Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

We were deeply saddened when we heard your Father died. Your Dad & Mom were always such fun to be around. Ron was the Ring Bearer for their wedding many years ago and your Dad & Mom always teased him about how he flirted with the flower girls. And Betty, when working a...

Ron & Betty Heidesch Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Leon and Ruth were regulars every weekend out at the Alton Country Club after Saturday night church services, usually with Jerry and Perry. My late husband, Carvell Pearson, and I were the kitchen staff that helped them. They were both had such loving souls and always big...

Sandy Pearson Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Barb and family, I am so sorry you have to go through this again and so soon after your Mom passed. What a Sad Loss for you and the Community, your Dad was such a Revered man. God's Peace to all of you, Joni Rutten

Joni Rutten Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Bill and Kris And family sorry to hear of your loss

Donald Koopman Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Leon's death. I will always remember Leon as such a great listener and a great support person. Also, I will always be grateful for the kindness he and Ruth showed my father over the many years that he helped on their farm. I hope you find comfort in...

Jeanne Chevalier Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Dear Meis Family, The Bathens wish to express the sadness we felt upon learning of Leon's death. We have such fond memories of times spent on your family farm when we were kids so very long ago. Your parents were always fun and loving to be around. Take comfort in the ...

Gena Bathen Craig Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM