July 16, 2012

Delores (Dee) Ann Meeske

Dee, age 65 of Lincoln, Nebraska died on Sunday, July 15, 2012, after a lengthy a courageous battle with cancer.  Dee was born on October 17, 1946 in Lincoln, Nebraska, the daughter of Lester and Ruth (Hanau) Juilfs.  She was baptized on November 28, 1946 and confirmed on March 26, 1961.  The second of four children, she grew up on a farm east of Burr, Nebraska.  She graduated from Syracuse High School in 1964 and began working at State Farm Insurance Co.

She married Gary Meeske on May 27, 1972 and two children Jennifer and Brian were born to this union.  Dee worked part time at the Lincoln Public Schools for a few years and at Carol Wright Gifts until their closing.  She then returned to State Farm Insurance and worked there until her retirement. Family was very important to Dee. She treasured her time with all of them. She enjoyed making crafts, and she and Gary enjoyed the vacations they took together.

She is survived by her husband Gary of 40 years, children and grandchildren, Jennifer, Scott, and William Creed, Lincoln, Nebraska and Brain, Natalie, Meg, Ashtyn, Mitchell and Graham Meeske of Omaha Nebraska, Mother, Ruth Juilfs, Lincoln and Sister Carol Tyler, Lincoln. Brother-in-laws, sister-in-laws, uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Lester, and her brothers Kenneth and Delton, father and mother-in-law Henry and Ada Meeske.

No services – visitation will be Friday, July 20, 2012 from 12:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Wyuka Funeral Home with family visitation from 6:oo P.M. to 8:00 P.M.  Private family burial at a later date at Fairview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may directed to the family for later designation.

1 Comment

  1. I am standing on the seashore.
    A ship spreads her sails to the morning breeze
    And starts for the ocean.
    I stand there watching her till she fades on the horizon
    And someone at my side says, “She is gone”.
    Gone where?
    The loss of sight is in me not in her.
    Just at that moment when someone says, “She is gone”,
    There are others who are watching her coming.
    Other voices take up the glad shout: “Here she comes!”
    And this is dying.

    I don’t know who wrote it to credit them but it might bring some comfort for you.

    I am so saddened to hear you have lost Dee. What a blessing she was to her grandchildren. I am sure you will keep her near in thoughts and memories.


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