Jackie H. "Jack" Meents
|Father: Gerald Meents, Sr.|
|Mother: Elsie ( Boller ) Meents|
|Marital Status: Widowed|
|Resided in: Jack had lived in the Monticello, Indiana, area most all his life before moving to South Carolina, to be closer to his daughters.|
|Funeral Date: Sunday, August 12, 2018|
|Funeral Location: 2:00 p.m., Sunday, August 12, 2018, Celebration of Life Service will be at the Monticello Christian Church, 105 Gordon Road, Monticello, Indiana, 47960.|
|Clergy: Rev. Chris Dodson of the Monticello Christian Church of Monticello, Indiana.|
|Burial will take place:
I.O.O.F. Riverview Cemetery in rural Monticello, Indiana |
|Visitation will be:
4:00 to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, August 11, 2018, at the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello, Indiana, and from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Sunday, August 12, 2018, at the Monticello Christian Church, 105 Gordon Road, Monticello, Indiana, 47960. |
Jackie Herald Meents, age 84, of Monticello, Indiana, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Monday, August 6, 2018, at 9:30 a.m..
Born in rural Monticello, Indiana, on Friday, December 15, 1933, he was the son of Gerald and Elsie Meents. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Doris, brother Gerald Jr. “Red” Meents, sister-in-law Margie Meents, sister Mary (Swartz), brothers-in-law Kenny Swartz, and Frank Duncan, niece Melissa Sue Meents, and nephew David Lee Crane.
After graduation from high school, he married Doris Rieken on August 16, 1953. They had been “sweethearts” since 6th grade. Doris passed away October 1, 2012. Jack served 8 years in the Army National Guard. He gave the majority of his working career to Nipsco as a gas service man. He retired in 1992 having completed 39 years. He also farmed most of his life.
Jack had been in failing health for the past couple of years before moving to SC to be with his daughters.
Jack enjoyed working in his yard. He loved sharing time with friends and family and was eager to help in any way. He was very loving and kind, and enjoyed having conversations and telling stories. Jack will be remembered for ALWAYS being available to share a hug and give unconditional love.
As a lifetime member of Monticello Christian Church, he was chairperson and/or active on numerous committees. He also served as deacon for many years. He was always giving out hugs. Children always knew he had a supply of candy in his suit jacket just waiting for them.
His memory will be cherished by his two daughters, Doreen (Steve) Erb, and Donna (Phil) Diener of South Carolina, 7 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, a sister Shirley (Jerry) Dahlenburg of Monticello, and sister Barb Duncan, of Whitestown.
Visitation will be on Saturday, August 11th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., and at Miller Roscka Funeral Home and from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Sunday, August 12, 2018, at the Monticello Christian Church, both of Monticello. A celebration of Jack’s life will also be held on Sunday, August 12 at 2:00 at Monticello Christian Church in Monticello with Rev. Chris Dodson of the Monticello Christian Church of Monticello officiating. Burial will follow at I.O.O.F. Riverview Cemetery in East Monticello. Memorials may be made to Monticello Christian Church or the Monticello Food Pantry. |
|Memorial Information: Memorials may be given to the Monticello Christian Church or to the White County Food Pantry, both of Monticello, Indiana. Envelopes will be available here at the funeral home and at the church. .|
|Marriage Information: On August 16, 1953, in Monticello, Indiana, Jack married his 6th grade sweetheart, Doris Marie Rieken; she passed away on Monday, October 1, 2012.|
|Survivors include: |
Donna (husband Phil) Diener, and
Doreen (husband Steve) Erb, both of South Carolina;
Seven (7) Grandchildren;
Ten (10) Great Grandchildren;
Shirley (husband Jerry) Dahlenburg of Monticello, Indiana, and
Barb Duncan of Whitestown, Indiana.
|Preceded in Death: |
Gerald and Elsie (Boller) Meents, Sr.;
Doris Marie (Rieken) Meents;
Brother and Sister-in-law,
Gerald "Red" and Margie Meents, Jr.;
Sister and Brother-in-law,
Mary (Meents) and Kenny Swartz;
Melissa Sue Meents;
David Lee Crane.
|Arrangements by: |
Miller - Roscka Funeral Home, 6368 E. US 24, Monticello, Indiana, 47960 ( 574 ) 583 - 8488.