Colleen Rose “Toots”, nee Mueller, Meister, 85, of Marissa, Il, born January 29, 1927 in New Athens Township, IL passed away on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at her home.
Colleen was a farmer, homemaker, loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of St. Peter United Church of Christ in Lenzburg, IL, past member of Rebekah Lodge of New Athens, IL; St. Clair County Farm Bureau Ladies Home Extension Group, Brownie Leader, 4-H Leader and Lenzburg Township Supervisor.
Colleen enjoyed spending time outdoors, gardening and being with her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George C. Meister Sr. whom she married on November 22, 1944 at St. John’s United Church of Christ in New Athens, IL and who passed away on February 21, 1995. Her parents Theodore and Elsie, nee Walter, Mueller. 1 brother – Leroy Mueller. Numerous brothers and sisters – in law.
Colleen is survived by her daughters – Trudy Meister of Marissa, IL; Vicky (Joe) Steirer of Freeburg, IL; Tina (Jeff) Baum of Lenzburg, IL. Her son – George Meister, Jr. of Marissa, IL. 2 granddaughters – Melissa Steirer of Freeburg, IL; Jackie Baum of Lenzburg, IL. 1 brother – Robert (Sue) Mueller of Nashville, IL; sisters – in – law – Delores Mueller; Ada (Mervin) Lehr; Jean Meister; Irene Meister; and brothers- in – law – Lawrence (Dorothy) Meister and Leroy (June) Frech and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials: Memorials may be made to St. Peter United Church of Christ.
Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and at St. Peter United Church of Christ in Lenzburg, IL on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 from 9:00am to 10:00am.
Funeral: Services will be held at St. Peter United Church of Christ in Lenzburg, IL on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 10:00am with Rev. Howard Thomure officiating.
Interment: Burial will be held in the St. Peter United Church of Christ Cemetery in Lenzburg, IL.