Richard L. Meissner, 89, Escanaba, passed away on November 10, 2014 at Christian Park Village.
He was born in Menominee, MI, on September 27, 1925, the son of Arthur E. and Theresa (Neumier) Meissner.
Richard gradated from Menominee High School in 1943.
He served his country in the United States Army Air Force from June 13, 1945 until his honorable discharge on March 24, 1946.
On September 27, 1945, Richard married Emma Gaspar on the Childress Army Air Force Air Field in Childress, TX.
He moved to Escanaba in 1950.
Richard owned Meissner Radio and T.V. in Escanaba. He was one of the founders of the former Delta Catholic Credit Union in 1960. He retired in 1988 as a manager of Delta County Credit Union.
Richard was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Church.
He is survived by his wife, Emma; daughters, Sandra (Jeffery) Chappell of Lanon, WI, Mary (David) Miller of Rapid River; sons, James Meissner and Bernard Meissner of Escanaba, Patrick (Anna) Meissner of San Diago, CA; sister, Susan (Jim) Hanson of Boulder Junction, WI; brothers, Paul (Evelyn) Meissner of Menominee, MI, Thomas (Janet) Meissner of Florida, James Meissner of Sussucx, WI; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 16, 2014, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. Delta County Veterans Council will have military rites at 5 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, November 17, at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Church with Rev. Brian Gerber officiating.
Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.
The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Meissner family.