Joan Meylink

Joan Muriel Meylink, 92, of Cedar Grove, died at St. Nicholas Hospital on Saturday morning, Jan. 7, 2023, surrounded by her children who loved her very much.

Joan was born on Sept. 6, 1930, in Sheboygan, the daughter of John and Elvera Henning.

She graduated from Sheboygan High School in 1948.

On June 23, 1954, she married Wesley Meylink.

She was a member of Faith Church and First Reformed Church in Cedar Grove.  While she was at First Reformed Church, she was active in the choir for many years and served as choir director.

She was a lunch lady at Cedar Grove-Belgium High School and worked the snack bar.

She was a leader and accordion player for the Cedar Grove Klompen Dancers. She went with them to Washington, D.C., in 1976 to march in the bicentennial parade.

She enjoyed knitting, sewing and crocheting, traveling with family and playing cards, board games and dominoes; and she treasured the family gatherings on Sunday mornings after church at her house for soup, summer sausage, cheese and something sweet.

She is survived by her three daughters, Wendy (Mike) Heinen, Sherry (John) Ten Pas and Cory (Jim) Meinen, all of Cedar Grove; one son, Paul (Nancy) Meylink of Elkhorn; 10 grandchildren, Ben Heinen, Alex and Peter (Alena) Meylink, Bob (Liz), Katie and Clare Ten Pas (fiance Jack Randall), Jamie (Abbie) Meinen, Luke (Heather) Meinen, Sadie (Matt) Mentink and Weston Meinen; 19 great-grandchildren, Caleb, Abbi, Levi, Grace, Harper, Dani, Avery, Melody, Jack, Nolan, Reid, Cael, Peyton, Knox, Axel, Myla, Orion, Skye and Elesay; three sisters, Arlene Wieberdink of Cedar Grove, Carol Drews of Sheboygan and Vicki (Pat) Radovan, also of Sheboygan; her brother-in-law John (Ruth) Meylink of Burnette; and sisters-in-law Joan (Zip) Nyenhuis of Monona and Karen Schreurs of Cedar Grove. She is also survived by nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Wesley, her parents, her grandson Matthew Heinen, brothers-in-law Frederick Drews, Mike Weber, Leslie Wieberdink and Miles Schreurs, nephews Greg and Jeff Nyenhuis and special uncles Butch, Rollie and Harry.

A funeral service to celebrate Joan’s life was to be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, at the First Reformed Church in Cedar Grove, with the Pastor Zach Tarter officiating.

Visitation was to take place on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at Wenig Funeral Home of Oostburg from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. and again on Wednesday at the church from 10  a.m. until the service at 11 a.m.

Burial was to follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are appreciated to Oostburg Christian School for its new building project or Love INC of Sheboygan County.

“A chapter completed, a page turned.  A life lived and a rest well earned.”

The staff of the Wenig Funeral Home of Oostburg, (920) 564-2771, is serving the family.



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