Jean Rose Marie Meier

September 16, 1937 - May 5, 2020

Jean Rose Marie Meier, 82 years old, went home to be with the Lord on May 5, 2020 from complications from a major stroke.

Jean was born in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.  She was the daughter of Eugene and Anna Marie Winckler. Grand Rapids is where she met and married the love of her life, Dallas Meier. Jean became a Navy wife.  In the first 16 years of marriage Jean lived in Florida, Minnesota, Washington, Virginia and California.

After Dallas’ retirement from the Navy, Jean worked side by side with Dallas as Apartment Managers for some very large apartment complexes in Sunnyvale, CA, Fremont, CA, Foster City, CA, Fullerton, CA and even a short time in Denver, CO.  In 1995, Jean and Dallas retired to Hilmar, California where they spent time enjoying their four grandsons.  Their favorite pastimes were attending youth baseball and football games.

In 2003, Jean’s heart broke as she laid Dallas to rest.  Jean remained in Hilmar and became very active caring for her neighbors, friends and family.  Jean attended Monte Vista Chapel and New Life Christian Center.  She always was available to help cook and provide meals to neighbors or for a guest at Turlock Gospel Mission.  She often hosted Christmas and her joy came from having her entire family under one roof.  Jean enjoyed the road trips, cruises and all the gatherings that she spent with her sisters and family.  Jean was a caring sister and friend, sacrificing mother, loving grandmother and affectionate great grandmother.  She will be truly missed but never forgotten.

Jean is survived by her children: Bobbi (Chad) Parker of Hollister, CA; Kim Ludtke of Hilmar, CA; Steve (Shelley) Meier of Turlock, CA; her grandsons: Trevor, Travis, Alex and Brent, and six great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by her sisters: Joyce Williams of Mountain View, CA; Darlene Rogers of Himar, CA; Eileen Morrison of Keyes, CA; Lorna Hancock of Oregon; and her brother George Winckler of Grand Rapids, MN.

She is preceded in death by her husband Dallas Meier, son-in-law David Ludtke, parents Eugene and Anna Marie Winckler, sister Mary Ellen Winckler and brother Jerry Winckler.

Jean was laid to rest with her husband Dallas at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Santa Nella.


Remembrances

  1. Joyce,
    So sorry for your loss. Lots of memories playing cards and stuff in your basement (with L.G.) We have loss most of our family.

  2. Our dear neighbor. Loved sharing her lemons. She gave me lemons..I made her pie. We would laugh and love. We miss her so much but understand that she is at peace with her husband and God.

  3. I remember Jean from where she lived. she was always smiling. we talked of Dallas my first Christmas I was amazed at dinner in clubhouse she prepared. I am so happy she has no more struggles. feel blessed to have know her.

  4. Aunt Jean has been a part of countless memories in my life. From card games with my parents, camping trips with extended family, and cruises, I am so fortunate to have a lifetime of memories with Aunt Jean. Sending so much love to our family!

  5. Joyce , I am so sorry for your loss and wish there was a way to ease your pain but only God and time can do that . You are in my prayers and thoughts and remember you were a great sister. God Bless you. Joan Hegwood.

  6. I’m sure that Uncle Dallas and Aunt Jean are very pleased to be reunited. God bless them. God bless you and help you through your grieving.

  7. Joyce,
    I am so sorry for your loss❤️ I know how hard it is to lose a sibling ..
    My prayers are with you as you go through this… Know that your Family and Friends are there for you.
    Love, Judy

  8. My heart is saddened over your loss. She will be remembered by many, and I will always remember our last time together on the cruise. Hopefully she is at peace and with her beloved Dallas.

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