Margene Mary Meis

Margene Mary Meis

Margene Mary Meis

Lisle, Ill.

Margene Mary Meis (nee Holubar), a resident of Lisle, Ill., formerly of Solon, Iowa, and Naperville, Ill., from 1965-2017, died peacefully on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, 91, at Villa St. Benedict in Lisle, Ill., a senior living center, with her family at her side.

Margene was born in Solon, Iowa, on Jan. 15, 1932, to Mayme and Roy Holubar. She attended the Solon public schools and was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Solon. She attended Ottumwa Heights Junior College in Ottumwa, Iowa, for two years and then Marycrest College in Davenport, Iowa, graduating in 1954 with a B.A. degree in elementary education and a minor in music. Upon graduation from Marycrest, she entered the Convent of the Visitation in Dubuque, Iowa. After four years, she returned to society and took a job teaching the third grade at Immaculate Conception School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Here she met her future husband, John Meis. They were married at Immaculate Conception Church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Aug. 12, 1961, had two children, Maria (Scott) Pyles and Aaron, and eventually were granted four grandchildren: twins, Caroline and Anna, and John Meis, and Andrew Pyles.

They moved to Oak Lawn, Ill., in 1962. Margene spent three years teaching third grade at Homewood School in Oak Lawn, Ill. In 1965 they moved to Naperville, Ill. After raising their children, Margene acquired a job teaching in the Naperville Schools. She taught kindergarten for 20 years, retiring in 1995. In 2017 they moved next door to Lisle, Ill., to Villa St. Benedict, a senior living center.

Margene loved reading the Tribune, cross-word puzzles, music, teaching and her family. Her children were her pride and joy, and as they grew and developed, her dedication was rewarded. She was a person of deep faith. After she retired from teaching, she attended Mass daily until she could no longer get out of bed.

She is survived by her husband, John; her children, Maria (Scott) Pyles and Aaron (Cincie) Meis; grandchildren, Caroline, Anna, John Meis and Andrew Pyles; her brother, Melvin Holubar of Marion, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held on Thursday, March 16, and was followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at SS. Peter Paul Catholic Church, Naperville.

Interment: SS. Peter Paul Cemetery, Naperville.

Arrangements by Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Naperville.

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