Darwin D. Meissner
Oct. 25, 1919 – Oct. 5, 2012
Darwin D. Meissner, a lifelong resident of Hartland, was
born to eternal life Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at the age of 92. Darwin was
born Oct. 25, 1919, the son of William and Ida
(nee Manke) Meissner.
April 7, 1945, Darwin married the love of his life, Alice Lees. He was a
member of the First Baptist Church of Merton and formerly of Calvary
Baptist Church, Menomonee Falls, and Lisbon United Presbyterian Church,
Sussex. Darwin enjoyed traveling and a cottage on Goose Lake, but his
life’s joy was working the dairy farm that his father before him –
and his son after him – worked. He was born and died in the same
bedroom of the farmhouse his father built in 1906. He was content in
quietly, humbly and faithfully serving his family and his Lord.
will be dearly missed by his children, Carol (Thomas) Plant of Hartland,
Robert (Terry) Meissner of Hill City, S.D., Gerald (Laura) Meissner of
Hartland and Darlene (Tony) Igl of Oconomowoc; grandchildren, Kevin
Gaul, Jason (Jennifer) Gaul, Mark (Kellie) Meissner, Carly (RJ) Elliot,
Chad (Morgan) Meissner, Aaron (Corinne) Meissner, Jessica (Tate) Dillow,
Andrew (Elaine) Meissner, William Meissner, Melinda Wilcox, Andrea
Wilcox and Nicholas Wilcox; great-grandchildren, Braden, Kaiton, Sydney,
McKayla, Ben, Josiah, Elise, Addison, Allister, Titus, Levi, Micah,
Jacob, Rebecca, Samuel, Ashleigh, Jordan, Mackenzie and Mason. Darwin
will also be missed by other relatives, dear friends and his dedicated
was preceded in death by his wife, Alice; great-granddaughters, Amanda
and Molly; parents; and five brothers and four sisters.
for Darwin will be held from 3 p.m. until the time of the 6 p.m. service
Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the First Baptist Church of Merton, N65-W28217
Hickory Hill Drive, Merton, WI 53056. The Rev. Darrel Schrock will be
officiating. Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at
the Lisbon Merton Union Cemetery (please meet at the cemetery).
lieu of flowers, memorials to First Baptist Church of Merton (please see
address above) are appreciated.
Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning
Services is serving the family. For further information, please call
542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a