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Jean T. Meinen

Jean T. Meinen

August 2, 2019

Jean Meinen, 89 of Cooks Valley, passed away Friday, August 2, 2019, under the care of St. Joseph’s Hospice at Dove Healthcare in Bloomer. 

Jean was born on June 16, 1930, to John and Ida (Franz) Lendl.  She married Claude Meinen on September 26, 1953, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Bloomer.

She is remembered by her children, Catherine Iniguez of Plainfield, Illinois, James (Carol) Meinen of Chippewa Falls, Claudia (Kyle) Kressin of Colfax, and Wendy Meinen of Cooks Valley.  Her sister, Lois Eastman of Bloomer.  10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren, and her weiner dog, Heinz “monster”.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Claude in 2007; her brothers, Vernon and Ray Lendl; her sister, Gloria Kohls, and son-in law, Javier Iniguez.

Jean was a dedicated and compassionate registered nurse/director of nursing.  She loved being a grandma and great-grandma.  She was a gifted “baby whisperer”.  Jean served as president of the Women’s VFW Auxiliary for many years. She enjoyed playing cards and bingo, doing puzzles, working at the voting polls, visiting the casino and shopping with her coupons.  She could always be seen wearing one of her many angel pins.

Jean was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Cooks Valley. 

There will be a private graveside service per Jean’s request. 

Thompson Funeral Home & Chippewa Valley Cremation Services in Bloomer is serving the family.


Private graveside services will be held.


  • Linda Prince McCluskey Wendy and whole family
    I am sorry for the loss of your mom
    Blessings, Linda

    August 6 at 9:24pm

  • Darla Flynn Our sincere sympathy to all of "the neighbor kids". Your Mom was the rock and the nurse of the old neighborhood on 21st avenue. She will be missed.
    "The Slayton kids"

    August 6 at 12:55pm

  • Sue Olson To the whole Meinen family, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Jean & Claude from my younger years, I have many fond memories of them. God Bless.
    Sue Olson

    August 6 at 8:20am

  • Marvin Kelm lois Kelm We send our condolences to Claudia and family Lois says Jean was a wonderful
    nurse... Lois worked with her for many years... Kelm family

    August 5 at 7:27PM

  • Rosemary Gehring My sympathy to Jean's family. May each find peace at this time and feel God's love always.

    August 5 at 6:08PM

  • Marilyn LeDuc So many good memories of Jean. Loved running into her shopping-she was a super shopper. Thoughts & Prayers to the family at this difficult time.

    August 4 at 9:36AM

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