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In Memory Of

Dean Meinders

September 7, 1956 - July 6, 2024


Dean Meinders, 67, of Clarion, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2024 at his home.

Memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, July 11, 2024 at Ewing Funeral Home, 1801 Central Avenue East in Clarion, with Pastor Craig Luttrell officiating. Burial will be in Norway Township Cemetery.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home on Thursday.

Dean was born on September 7, 1956 in Belmond to Adolph and Rose (Hiemstra) Meinders. Dean spent his life deeply rooted in his community and the land he cherished.

After graduating from Clarion High School in 1975, Dean dedicated over 30 years to farming, a career that not only sustained him but also enriched his deep connections within the community. He also worked for many years at PSI in Belmond, where he was respected for his skill and dedication.

Known for his many talents, Dean could repair almost anything, a skill that was only matched by his passion for gardening and caring for his beloved dog, Molly. His love for fixing and nurturing was evident in the way he lived his life, always ready to lend a hand or share his knowledge.

Dean was a lifetime member of the United Methodist Church in Clarion. Dean was a beloved father to Bryan and Rachel, and a cherished grandfather to Erika, Dean, Lauren, Olivia, and Mason. His family also extended abroad to include his German exchange daughter, Steffi, her husband Leslie, and granddaughter Milane.

Dean was preceded in death by his father Adolph and brother Robert.

He is survived by his children Bryan and Rachel; grandchildren Erika, Dean, Lauren, Olivia, and Mason; mother Rose; brothers Rick and Ardell; sisters Thea and Leann; and numerous friends and relatives who will miss his gentle spirit and generous heart.

Dean’s life and legacy will be honored in a manner befitting a man who gave so much to everyone around him. His memory will live on not only through his family but also through the countless lives he touched.