Elizabeth "Beth" Meissen

  • Born: March 26, 1958
  • Died: December 22, 2020
  • Location: Ankeny, Iowa

Memorial Services of Iowa

4208 North Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny, IA 50023

Tel. (515) 964-0592

Tribute & Message From The Family

Elizabeth "Beth" Meissen, 62, of Ankeny, died Tuesday, December 22, 2020, after a 6-month battle with cancer.
At the time of her passing, she was surrounded by her loving husband and children.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Catholic Church in Ankeny.

Beth was born on March 26, 1958 in Waterloo, IA to Donald and Joyce Slick. She grew up with eight brothers and sisters. Beth graduated from La Porte City High School in 1976. On July 30, 1977 she married Mike Meissen. They were blessed with four children and six grandchildren.

Beth had a successful career as a business analyst in the insurance industry, most recently with Principal Financial Group in Des Moines, IA. In her free time, Beth enjoyed traveling, crafting, quilting, reading, and spending time with family & friends. She was an active member of her church and strong in her faith.

Beth was preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Joyce Slick; and brothers, Craig Slick and Bob Slick. Beth is survived by her husband, Mike; her four children, Luke (Mandy) of Iowa City, IA, Zack (Heather) of Le Clare, IA, Katie (Fred Studer) of Norwalk, IA, and Sam (Stephanie) of Ankeny, IA; and her six grandchildren.

Beth embodied the spirit of Christmas, her favorite holiday, year-round. Celebrating love, family, friendship, faith, and charity.

In lieu of flowers, please express your Christmas spirit by making a donation to your favorite charity in Beth's honor.


Condolence & Memory Journal

So sorry for your loss! Beth was always so fun and happy! Someone to look up to.

Posted by Helen Adair - Reinbeck - Friend   January 17, 2021

So sorry for you and your family's loss. Especially at this time.

Posted by Ross Welterlen - Boone, IA - Coworker   January 02, 2021

So sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you all.

Posted by Lorie Miller - Alliance, OH   December 31, 2020

Mike,Marilyn and Family,
I am so sorry to hear about Beths passing. I want you all to know we are thinking of all of you . I was shocked when I saw it in the paper. I remember all the times sitting around the kitchen table with all of you at mom and dads house and talking laughing and having a few coctails. Again you have my sympathy and I am praying for all of you. Deon DeBower-Clabby

Posted by Deon DeBower-Clabby - WATERLOO, IA - Family Friend   December 30, 2020

So sorry to hear of Beth´s death. What a great, spirited soul! I have many great memories of small group from St. Mary´s in Waverly. My sincere condolences to Mike and the family.

Posted by Mary Dunkin    December 29, 2020

Cousin Mike and Family. I am so sorry to hear about Beth. I have really fond memories of spending time with your family when i was young. Beth was always so nice and fun to be around. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Tony Schilling - Erie, CO - Family   December 29, 2020

Mike and family, I am so sorry to hear of this. Seeing her bright smile and reading about the blessing she was to you all, you have my deepest sympathies and prayers that your celebration of the time you were blessed to spend with her will carry you through your grief.

God bless you all,

Posted by Rex Butler - Friend   December 29, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with your family at the time of the loss of your wife mother and grandmother was quite a good person

Posted by Jeff Calkins    December 28, 2020

Beth had an amazing faith! I knew her through CEW and recently through Tea Cups! I will miss her smile and seeing her around church! My heart goes out to Mike, her 4 kids and 6 grandkids! She will be missed greatly!

Posted by Anna Bernard - Ankeny, IA - Friend   December 27, 2020

Have such fond memories of Beth and Slick family growing up in LaPorte City. Jaquith and Slick families taking up the pews at church was often entertaining. Time spent together was always filled with fun and laughter. Prayers to Beth’s family.

Posted by Susan (Jaquith) Johnson - Friend   December 26, 2020

Prayers to family. What a huge lossI will miss her cheerful smile. ❤

Posted by Kari Seivert - Ankeny, IA - Friend   December 26, 2020

Sending my sincere condolences to your family. I worked with Beth at Principal and she always had a smile on her face and was so much fun to work with. She will be missed by many. I pray that God will give you peace and may you find comfort in fond memories. Remember that it's ok to laugh through the tears!

Posted by Rosie House - Mingo, IA - Coworker   December 26, 2020