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Donald D. Meeks
January 26, 1915 – May 7, 2011
Donald D. Meeks, 96, of Monticello Nursing and Rehab Center, formerly of Martelle, died at St. Luke's Hospital, Saturday, May 7, 2011. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Martelle United Methodist Church by the Rev. Ed Moreano. Interment: Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. A visitation will be held Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home and after 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Don was born January 26, 1915, to W. B. "Bert" and Lillian Duncan Meeks. Don grew up on a farm east of Martelle and remained there farming as a partner with his father, Bert and brother, Merle. After his father retired, he and his brother continued the partnership as the Meeks Bros. He loved farming and all the duties it required. He loved going to the "Jones County Fair" never missing a year, since he was 10 years old. He was very active in 4-H as a member and also as a leader. A highlight was winning the trophy for the Grand Champion Baby Beef at the Great Jones County Fair in 1935.
Don was a life long member of the "Knights of Pythias, White Rose Lodge" of Martelle and also a lifetime member of the Martelle United Methodist Church. He belonged to many other organizations throughout the years.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Jeanette, son, Howard (Sandy), Polk City, IA daughter, Barbara (Jerry) Rickard, Mason City, Ia. grandchildren, Brian Meeks, Martelle, Julie Stein, Alpharetta, Ga., Mike (Deb) Rickard, Mason City, Steve Rickard, Cody, WY, great-grandchildren, Rachael & Lucas Stein, Greg, Tim, & Alex Rickard.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mildred, his parents, Bert and Lillian, & brother, Merle.
In lieu of flowers you may give memorials to the Martelle United Methodist Church.

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Source: Anamosa Journal-Eureka, Anamosa, Iowa, 12 May 2011

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