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Clydella B. Meiller, 101, of Baraboo, passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at St. Clare Meadows Care Center, with her sister by her side.

Clydella, daughter of Jesse and Mildred (Mills) Jones, was born July 22, 1917, in Kendall. She graduated from Baraboo High School, class of 1938, and Reedsburg Teachers College in 1940. She enlisted in the United States Navy Waves during World War II and trained as a physical therapist at Hunter College in New York. She then served at U.S. Naval Air Base in Mare Island, California, for four years. Upon her honorable discharge she returned to La Crosse and continued her education where she met and married Dr. Roy Meiller, and together they moved to Illinois where they continued teaching. After Roy’s passing, Dell moved back to Baraboo.

She is survived by her sister, LaDorna (Jones) Hill; as well as nieces, nephews and friends.

Dell was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Roy Meiller; brothers, Armin and Lloyd Jones; and her brother-in-law, William Hill.

A celebration of Clydella’s life will take place in the spring. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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