Call Us at (708) 481-9230

Kenneth H. Meekma - 68

6/19/1951 - 2/18/2020

Monee, IL

Kenneth H. Meekma, age 68. Monee resident formerly of Country Club Hills and Chicago’s Roseland Neighborhood, passed away February 18, 2020.  Attended Chicago Christian High School and Greer Tech. Worked as a Machinist at Industrial Park Machine. Ken was also a draftsman, drawing maps when providing driving directions. Father of Kathy (Carl) Smidt and Steven (Holly) Meekma. Grandfather of Morgan Smidt, Owen and Amelia Meekma. Son of Mildred nee Van Drunen and the late Harold Meekma. Brother of Nancy (Ron) Wiersema, David (Gail) Meekma and Paul (Kristen) Meekma. Former husband of Andrea Roos nee Pruitt.  Uncle and friend of many.  Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W 14th St (US Rt 30, 3 blks E of Western Ave), Chicago Heights on Monday February 24th  from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Services at funeral home Tuesday, 10:00 am.  Burial Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Worth.  708-481-9230 and panozzobros.com.

4 Comments

  • Mike Trauscht

    on 02/21/20

    I would like to extend my condolences to the family for their loss. Our company has worked with Ken and the Industrial Machine shop for many years and Ken was a very likable person with a good sense of humor and he will be missed.

    Mike Trauscht

  • Cathy Macaione Buchanon and Family

    on 02/21/20

    Those we love don't go away

    They walk beside us everyday

    Unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear.

    My heart is heavy with the loss of Ken. 

    I have many fond memories of him growing up and as brother-in-law for many years.

    Rest in peace.

    Cathy Macaione Buchanon and Family

  • Chuck and Adrienne Taylor

    on 02/22/20

    To the Meekma family - So sorry to hear of Ken's passing. I have many memories of Ken with being a great neighbor a couple of doors down from us when we lived in Country Club Hills. I don't think there was anything he couldn't fix. He helped me many many times in our garage with working on cars and helping to keep them running! 

  • Sue (Meekma) Roos

    on 04/03/20

    Ken and I started dating when I was 15 he was 18, we were married for 25 years, raised 2 beautiful children, we  divorced but remained friends. He was a great, loving, caring dad and Papa.He was my first love and will always remain in my heart and thoughts. Rest in Peace. 

Leave a comment

Fill out the above security question to submit your form.

Enter Username and Password to view private comments

Recent Obituaries

Daniel C. Briney, 68

Crete, Illinois

Louis "Butch" Frigo, 76

Schererville, Indiana

Doris L. Aurelio, 93

South Holland, Illinois

Camilo Cardoza, 53

Chicago Heights, Illinois

Rose J. Perino, 86

Park Forest

Frank J. LaBanca, 89

Hoffman Estates

Carl M. Walsh, 79

Countryside, Illinois