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Deanna Grussing Meints

May 5, 1939 ~ February 4, 2024 (age 84) 84 Years Old

Deanna Meints Obituary

Deanna Grussing Meints, 84, of Clara City, died Sunday, February 4th at Clara City Care Center. Her memorial service will be at 11:00 am, Saturday, February 10th at Bethany Church in Clara City. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 pm, Friday, February 9th at the church and continue one hour prior to her service. Burial will be at the church cemetery. Arrangements are with Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar,

Deanna Grussing Meints was born May 5, 1939, to William and Margareth (Janssen) Stegeman in Maynard. She was baptized and later confirmed at Bethany Reformed Church in Clara City. Deanna attended school in Maynard and graduated as valedictorian in the class of 1957. She continued her education at Hamline University for two years. On April 24, 1961, Deanna was united in marriage to Calvin Grussing at Bethany Reformed Church. To this union three children were born: Lonna, Jonathan and Amber. They made their home on a farm outside Clara City. After Calvin’s passing, Deanna started working as a para. She completed her education at University of Minnesota, Morris where she received her teaching degree.  She started working as a second-grade teacher at MACCRAY and devoted the next 20 years to teaching. Deanna’s retirement job was working at her son’s chiropractic clinic as the office manager for several years until her official retirement in 2017. Deanna later married Ivan Meints at their home. She loved hosting family gatherings, spending time with her grandchildren, decorating her house and cooking. She was a loving wife, mom, grandma and friend.

Deanna is survived by her children: Lonna (Mike) VanDenEinde of Willmar, Jonathan (Amy) Grussing of Clara City and Amber (Tim) Knapper of Granite Falls; grandchildren: Justin (Kari), Evan and Blake VanDenEinde, Taylor (Eric) Peterson, Jackson Grussing, Sidney, Bennett and Nikson Knapper; two great-grandchildren: Parker and Eloise Peterson; and her husband, Ivan.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Calvin, parents, and brother, Clyde Stegeman.

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February 9, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Bethany Reformed Church (Clara City)

Memorial Service
February 10, 2024

11:00 AM
Bethany Reformed Church (Clara City)


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