December 20, 1917 - April 18, 2016


Marie “Winnie” Frances Rita Bellmont Meemken always preferred to be at home. On Monday, April 18, 2016, at age 98, Marie left her home on earth and joined her husband Severin and other departed family. In celebration of her life, Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, April 22, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Waite Park. The Reverend Geno Doyle and the Reverend David Grundman will concelebrate. Burial will be in the Parish Cemetery in Waite Park.

Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 PM with Parish Prayers at 5:00PM on Thursday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud.

Marie was born on December 20, 1917, in Sauk Rapids, to Charles and Catherine (Popp) Bellmont. After graduating from Sauk Rapids High School she worked for Herbergers for a number of years in the baby department. She married Severin Meemken on Oct. 15, 1946 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids. In 1956 they completed the family home in Waite Park, where they raised their four children. Marie was a quiet and gentle woman, but was the rock for her family. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, hand-crafts, sewing, cooking and baking.

Marie most of all loved spending time with her family. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Waite Park, and the Christian Women.

Marie is survived by: her chidren, David (Lu) and Kenneth (Lori) of St. Augusta, Joanne LaVelle of St. Cloud, Brenda (John) Graber of Clear Lake; grandchildren: Amanda, Chris, Kari, Colton, Austin, Laura, Tara; four great-grandchildren; sister Eleanor Metts.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Severin, infant son John, brothers and sisters Ray, infant Lorraine, Helen Loso, Alvin, Rose Gebeke and Laura Saatzer.

Special thanks to Diane Kenning, and her caregivers at St. Croix Hospice and St. Benedicts Center.