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Tillie Meints Jan. 5, 1936 - April 13, 2009

CLARA CITY -- Tillie Meints, 73, of Clara City, died Monday at her home.

The service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Bethany Reformed Church in Clara City. Memorials preferred to Bethany Reformed Church and Missions or missions of donor's choice

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Harvey Anderson Clara City Funeral Home.

She was born Jan. 5, 1936, in Erickson Township, Renville County, to George and Lena (Dannen) Caspers. She grew up in the Sacred Heart area, attended school in District 98 and graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1953.

She married Ivan Meints on June 4, 1954, in Clara City. They lived in Clara City before moving to their farm near Maynard. They moved back into Clara City 15 years ago. She belonged to a quilter's club, Texas H.O.S.T.S, homemakers club, M.O.P.S and volunteered at the Clara City Nursing Home. She was a member of Bethany Reformed Church where she was a Sunday school teacher, Bible study leader, mentor, shepherd and a member of the Esther Circle.

She is survived by her husband; children: Brad (and Kristine) Meints of Pine Island, Kris (and Greg) Kaihoi of Eden Prairie, Paul (and Donna) Meints of Starkville, Miss.; eight grandchildren; siblings: Gladys Bestge of Raymond; Martha (and Reuben) Lieser of Worthington and Dalen (and Janice) Caspers of Clara City.