Everett Miene

Everett H. Miene, 75, of Waukon died Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at Thornton Manor in Lansing. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 28 at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon, with Rev. Lynn G. Groe officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.
Everett Herbert Miene was born November 7, 1938 on his parents’ farm in rural Postville, the son of Herbert and Emma (Thies) Miene. He was baptized at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Postville and confirmed at Zion United Christ of Christ in Waukon. Everett attended rural schools in the Waukon area.
July 26, 1959, he married Janann Kay Schlake at Zion United Church of Christ. He farmed with his father in Union Prairie Township, west of Waukon, until 1983; Everett and Janann then moved into Waukon. He then worked in the detail department at R.W. Pladsen in Waukon until 2002.
He was a very hard worker and also very meticulous about his cars. He had an interest in tractors; he also loved going for motorcycle rides and taking drives. Everett loved taking family outings and vacations, and going out to eat.
Everett is survived by his wife, Janann of Waukon; his children, Pam (Scott) Decker of Waukon, Pauline (Danny) Marti of La Crosse, WI and Todd Miene of Irving, TX; six grandchildren, Amy and Ryan Decker, Jane (Shawn) Hansen, John (Katie) Marti, and Colin and Brennan Miene; two great-grandchildren, Brady and Abigail Hansen; and his sister, Joan (Gordon) Olson of Chatfield, MN.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Honorary casketbearers were Everett's grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Casketbearers were Darwin Schlake, Danny Thies, Scott Miene, John Esser, Brian Wullner and Harlan Walch.
Online condolences may be left at www.martinfunerals.com.