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Nettie G Mein
March 20, 1931 - December 26, 2019

Nettie G Mein

Nettie G Mein
Mar 20, 1931 - Dec 26, 2019

Nettie G Mein
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Nettie Grace Mein, 88, of Zearing, Iowa passed away on Thursday, December 26, 2019 at Mill Pond in Ankeny, Iowa. Visitation will be held at Fredregill Funeral & Cremation Care in Zearing on Sunday, December 29, 2019 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Her funeral service will be held on Monday, December 30, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the McCallsburg Presbyterian Church. A luncheon will follow at the McCallsburg Legion Hall. Burial will be held in the Oakwood Cemetery in Ackley, Iowa.

Nettie was born in Grundy County, Iowa on March 20, 1931 to Claus and Jennie (Harms) Van Hove. She graduated from Steamboat Rock High School in 1948. Nettie then attended the University of Northern Iowa Teacher's College for a year. She decided teaching wasn't right for her. While caring for an elderly neighbor, she began to discover a talent for floral design. After working for a flower shop in Grundy Center, she attended floral design school in Chicago. Nettie worked as a floral designer for over forty years at Ford's Flowers in Marshalltown, Creations in Story City, and finally Renner's Flowers in Marshalltown. One of the highlights of her career was designing the flowers for the actor Jean Seberg's wedding. Nettie was a highly regarded floral designer throughout her career.

Nettie married Hilko Mein on August 16, 1969 and to this union two daughters were born. Nettie was a member of the McCallsburg Presbyterian Church, the Zearing Methodist Church, and the American Legion Auxiliary Post #116. She loved to spend time with her family, cross stitch, press flowers, draw, paint, garden, reading, cooking, and baking.

Those left to cherish her memory are her daughters Catherine Mein and Lorene Mein; siblings John Van Hove and Clara Smith; many nieces; many nephews; and many cousins.

Nettie was preceded in death by her parents, husband, infant brother Ben Van Hove, and sister Bernie Neft.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Heart association, American lung association, Zearing First responders or the Zearing Food Pantry in lieu of flowers.

Fredregill Funeral & Cremation Care in Zearing has been entrusted with the care of Nettie and her family.

 
 

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Judy Reischauer on Jan 2, 2020

My sincere condolences Catherine and Lori. Your mother was such a kind, sweet, and talented lady. I enjoyed her sense of humor and work ethic. I know she will be greatly missed. Judy Reischauer

Mary Coen on Dec 30, 2019

so sorry for the loss of your mother, she was a very kind spirited women. Lynn and Mary Coen

Kevin and Julie Roske on Dec 29, 2019

Deepest sympathy to Lori and Kathy she was a great lady . I remember her chasing my Dad around the church when her and your dad got married as my dad told her he wouldn’t be best man unless he had the largest boutonnière. She made him one 10 inches in diameter. Quite a lady Kevin and Julie Roske

Janet Kemna on Dec 29, 2019

My deepest sympathy to you Lori and Cathy. I will always remember her smile, witty comments, artistic talent, generosity to cats and dogs, her garden, her cooking, and so many memories over the years. You and all of your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Greg mein on Dec 28, 2019

Nettie was the true rock of the Mein family keeping reunions and gatherings organized and scheduled. My immediate family and I loved her wit, sense of humor and joy for life and will miss her dearly. With great love may God bless her.

Donna Thornton on Dec 28, 2019

CandleVery sorry for your loss, Cathy and Lori. Your mom was a lovely lady, and always proud of you both.

Donna Thornton on Dec 28, 2019

Very sorry for your loss, Cathy and Lori. Your mom was a lovely lady, and always proud of you both.

Linda mein on Dec 27, 2019

Remembering the days of preparation before the Mein reunion at all the going on in Netties kitchen what a wonderful lady

Carol strang on Dec 27, 2019

Lori and Cathy I am so sorry for your loss. Long distance hugs and prayers. I will always remember her beautiful smile and how kind she always was to me.

Karen Davis on Dec 26, 2019

Lori and Cathy I am sorry. I enjoyed every time I saw your mom in the short time I got to know her! She talked about both of you every time I saw her! I will miss her. My sympathy to you both.

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29
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Fredregill Funeral & Cremation Care - Zearing
310 N. Center St.
Zearing, IA 50278
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


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30
Monday
Presbyterian Church
650 Main Street
McCallsburg, IA, United States 50154
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


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