Jackobine 'Jackie' Meidinger

Wednesday, December 21, 2022
Jackobine 'Jackie' Meidinger

Jackobine (Jackie) Meidinger, age 94, formerly of Terry, MT passed away on December 15, 2022, at Friendship Villa. Jackie was born on July 15, 1928, to Fredrick and Elizabeth Kron in Fundu Saraficai, Bessarabia, now known as Moldova. She was one of eight siblings, seventh in line. She was a German citizen born in Russian territory. The government relocated the family to Austria in 1939. Once they arrived in Austria, they were put in a convent and lived there until they got a farm in Poland in 1940. They were there until they had to flee during the winter because of the war, Russia was going to take over Poland. They fled to Hamburg, Germany in 1944. It was from there that they came through New York, on the ship Washington, then on to Fallon, MT. Jackie was a war refugee. The Adolph Ulrich Sr., family sponsored them to come to the US. If you ever discussed those days with her, you could clearly see why she was the strong person everyone loved. She endured many hardships throughout her lifetime.

She and Harold Meidinger were united in marriage on January 25, 1951, in Fallon, MT. On October 11, 1951, their daughter Marilyn was born. Followed by daughter Carolyn, on October 7, 1952, and a son, DeLynn, on April 19, 1957.

Jackie was always found outside working side by side with the love of her life, Harold. Harold and Jackie purchased the family farm in 1959, and resided there until September of 2003, when they retired and moved to Terry. She enjoyed reading her Bible, listening to Bible tapes, and just spending time with God. She also enjoyed gardening, cooking, knitting, and embroidery. After Harold passed in 2017, she spent most days embroidering. She always had a big garden and shared her bounty with family, friends, and neighbors. Many people were blessed with her knitted slippers, and her embroidered dish towels. One of her greatest passions was working outside with her flowers. She always kept her yard pristine.

After falling on Christmas Day in 2019, she moved to Cottonwood Care Home, until August 2022, when she fell again and was moved to Friendship villa.

She so enjoyed her Bible Study group at Cottonwood that was led by Pete Lindley. Then, while at Friendship Villa she attended a Bible Study group put on by three sweet ladies.

Jackie missed attending church towards the end of her life. She attended Grace Bible Church in Miles City, MT.

Jackie never had any formal schooling. She never attended school and basically was self-taught. She became a U.S. Citizen on November 3, 1955, with the help of Mrs. Ottis. She was very proud of that achievement.

Many thanks to Cottonwood Care Home and The Friendship Villa for the care mom received. She was grateful for having shared her life with her husband of 66 years, Harold; her daughters Marilyn (Robert) Wenz of Plevna, MT, Carolyn (Vernon) May of Terry, MT; and son DeLynn (Angie) Meidinger of Fallon, MT; seven grandchildren LuAnn (John) Unterseher, April (Wayne) Wright, Nola Wenz (Daniel Tetrault-fiance), Zjon (Bobbie) May, Travis (Tonya) May, Cody (Kathy) Meidinger, and Lorianne (Chris) Klobofski; 21 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren; one sister, Matilda of Circle, MT. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Jackie was preceded in death by her husband Harold, parents Fred and Elizabeth Kron; two brothers, Reinhold and Ted Kron; and five sisters Olga Roesler, Lydia Wenz, Ida Wenz, Renatta Kron, and Magdelena Kron.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Jackie’s name to Grace Bible Church, Miles City, MT.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, December 22, 2022, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Miles City, MT. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, December 27, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Bible Church in Miles City, MT. Interment will be held on Tuesday, December 27, 2022, at 2:30 p.m. in the family lot at Prairie County Cemetery, Terry, Montana. To leave condolences for the family please visit: www. stevensonandsons.com.

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