HOBBS, N.M.

Wellington W. Meissner

Dec. 21, 1916 Oct. 21, 2010


Wellington W. Meissner, 93, of Hobbs, N.M., passed away Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, at home. He was born Dec. 21, 1916, in the Town of Lisbon, to William and Ida Meissner, as the ninth of 10 children. He married E. Marjorie Olson-Meissner on May 17, 1947, in Boscobel.

His wife, parents and eight siblings precede him in death.

He is survived by his brother, Darwin, and sister-in-law, Hazel, of Hartland; daughter, Kristin M. Kohrt, and son-in-law, Rick of Hobbs; and grandchildren, Nicole Moore and husband John of Bethesda, Md., and Bradley Kohrt of Chicago.

Known as Ton, Duke or Gramps, he was loved by all who came to know his warm and quiet ways. Ton retired from the Waukesha County Highway Department as an assistant superintendent after 35 years of service. He resided in Waukesha for many years, moved to Granger, Ind., in 1998, and to Hobbs in 2008 to be near family. He enjoyed gardening, traveling and baseball.

Visitation will take place from 10 a.m. until the 11:30 a.m. funeral service today, Oct. 26, at Schmidt & Bartelt A.A. Schmidt & Sons Funeral Home, W250-N6505 Highway 164, Sussex. A private burial will take place at Boscobel Cemetery.

The family requests memorials be given to Peace Lutheran Church, 16791 Cleveland Road, Granger, Ind., www.peaceingranger.org; or the American Stroke Association, www.strokeassociation.org.

Schmidt & Bartelt A.A. Schmidt & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services in Sussex is serving the family. For more information, call 246-4774 or visit online at www.schmidtandbartelt.com.