Arthur Meis, 92 years old, of LeMars, IA died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, at Floyd Valley Hospital in LeMars, IA.
Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Oyens with Rev. William McCarthy & Rev. Eugene Murray. Burial will be in the St. Catherine’s Catholic Cemetery in Oyens. Visitation will be anytime after 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 14, 2011. There will be a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m. at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen.
Art was born on Dec. 1, 1918, at rural LeMars, IA, the son of Henry & Anna (Wagner) Meis. He was raised and educated in the LeMars area and received his education in the rural school system. He then assisted his father in farming.
On Nov. 25, 1941 he married Christine Plendl at Oyens. The couple made their home near Oyens where they were engaged in farming until 1961 when he retired from farming and turned over the operation of his farm to his son Marvin. He then began employment with Oyens Co-Op for 20 years, retiring in March 1981.
Art was a member of St. Catherine’s Catholic Church, Oyens Columbus Club. He also enjoyed fishing and gardening.
Survivors include: His wife Christine; Two sons, Dennis and his wife Janice, Paul and his wife Kathy all of LeMars, IA; Two daughters, Kathleen Schumann and her husband Edward of Brainerd, MN, Diane Dunham of Marshalltown, IA; 15 grandchildren, 1 stepgranddaughter, 15 great-grandchildren; Two sisters-in-law, Rita Plendl of Minneapolis, MN, Shirley Plendl of LeMars, IA; Numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by, his parents; one son, Marvin; one grandson, Dean Meis; One son-in-law, Edward Dunham, Three sisters, Angeline Meis and Mathilda Meis, Isabel Plendl and her husband Roman; One brother, Joseph and his wife Elizabeth Meis.
Casket Bearers will be: Jon Dunham, Aaron Schumann, Jared, Lindsey, Jeff & Ryan Meis.