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Velma Anita Meints

September 8, 1923 ~ July 29, 2018 (age 94)

Velma Anita Meints, 94, of Grundy Center, passed away peacefully on July 29, 2018 at the Creekside Living Nursing Home in Grundy Center. A visitation will be held on Friday, August 3, at the Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home in Grundy Center from 5-7 PM. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 4, at the Colfax Presbyterian Church in rural Holland at 10:30 AM with Pastor Robby Grames officiating. Visitation will resume at the church from the evening prior at 9:30 AM. Memorials may be directed to the church. Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home is taking care of Velma and her family. Online condolences may be made at


Velma Anita Meints was born on September 8, 1923, to her parents Jacob and Annie (Gronewold) Meints on the family farm in the Colfax Township. Velma attended school at the Colfax Country School up to the 8th grade. Velma lived with her parents helping on the farm tending the farm animals until moving to Grundy Center. She worked for many years as a custodian, cleaning homes and businesses. She enjoyed baking in her spare time and hosting family get-togethers around holidays. Velma also enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and enjoyed her bus trips down south. Velma was a member of the Colfax Presbyterian Church and sang in the choir.


Velma is survived by her brother Vincel (JoAnn) Meints of Wellsburg; nephews Russell Redix of Wellsburg, Richard (Connie) Redix of Wellsburg and Randy Meints of Wellsburg; nieces Verla (Dan) Suchy of Elberon, IA, Deanna (David) Harms of Hampton, IA, Roxanne (Doug) Heikens of Steamboat Rock, Rhonda Cole of Grundy Center and Rita Wilson of Waterloo; great-nephews Ryan (Rachael) Harms of West Des Moines and Wesley Harms of Colfax; great-nieces Sarah (Christopher) Schmitz of Albuquerque, NM, and Traci (Fiance Ben Smith) Harms. Velma is preceded in death by her parents, brother Vernon, sister-in-law Ella, and nephew-in-law Terry Cole.

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