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John Edward Meissner

Passed away October 10th, 2019 at the age of 60. Preceded in death by his loving parents, Arthur P. and Gail Cook Meissner. Survived by beloved Rufus (with thanks to dearest Jordan) and David Roberts, Nancy (John) Kennedy, Robert (Lori) Komisar, Cathy (Edward) David, Annie Meissner Pedersen and Paul (Luise) Pedersen. Further survived by other beloved cousins, nieces, nephews and countless dear, loving and wonderful friends.

Special note to the Camp Timberlane for Boys crew where John thrived, grew to love nature, tripping and the beauty of northern Wisconsin, the UP and Canada. It was his heaven on earth. Most importantly, special and heartfelt thanks to Ian Gilson, M.D., his amazing team and colleagues, who, for over 30 years, gave John life and hope.

Graveside service, October 21st at 1:00 PM at Spring Hill Cemetery, 166 S. Hawley Ct., Milwaukee. In lieu of flowers or in memory of John, donations would be especially lovely to the Wisconsin Humane Society (wihumane.org) or the charity of your choice.

Goodman-Bensman Whitefish Bay Funeral Home
4750 North Santa Monica Boulevard (414) 964-3111

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  1. Suzy Ettinger 10/16/2019 4:22 pm

    My deepest sympathy to the entire family on the loss of John. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. Karen McElwee 10/17/2019 7:00 am

    Sending you prayers for strength as you find your way through each day.I had the wonderful opportunity to work with John these last few years. We shared many laughs and I will miss his big, bright smile.

    John…rest in peace my friend, I will miss you!

  3. Mimi Oxman 10/17/2019 9:18 am

    Dear Nancy,

    I am so sorry to hear of John’s passing. We are distant cousins, and I remember the times when my mom and dad (Sid and Judy Oxman) and I spent time at your parents home with you and John. You and your family are in my heart.

  4. Mary Strobbe 11/02/2019 12:06 pm

    You will be so missed esp you great advice.


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