Elmer Lee Miesner, 77
Elmer Lee Miesner, 77, of Cole Camp, died Thursday, February 12, 2015, at Missouri Veterans Home, Warrensburg. He was born on February 19, 1937, on the family farm north of Ionia, Missouri, a son of John Henry and Emma Catherine (Harms) Miesner.
He was baptized on March 7, 1937, and confirmed on April 2, 1950, at St. John's Lutheran Church of rural Cole Camp. He attended grade school at Ionia and St. John's Church school and graduated from Cole Camp High School in 1954.
On June 5, 1960, at St. John's Lutheran Church of rural Cole Camp, he was united in marriage to Alice Wikstrom, who survives of the home. This union was blessed with the gift of two children: Cynthia Kay and John Alvin.
Elmer had driven a truck for MFA Producers Exchange and Brockman Feeds of Ionia, Benton County Road District, Smith Overall, Tullis Hall of Sedalia, Thomas Hill Power Plants, and retired after working for 22 years at Quinn Concrete/Core-Slab of Marshall.
He was a life-long member of St. John's Lutheran Church, rural Cole Camp, where he served as financial secretary and trustee for many years and had been a Men's Club member since 1978, serving as treasurer for 17 years. From 1960 - 1962, he served his country honorably in the United States Army and was a life-time member of the American Legion Post No. 305 of Cole Camp and served as membership vice-president and commander. He was a member of the Teamsters Local of Sedalia. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, traveling the United States with his wife, Alice, and watching his kids' and grandkids' activities.
Besides his wife, he is survived by:
his daughter, Cynthia Kay Sullivan and her husband Jeff of St. Charles;
his son, John Alvin Miesner and his wife Carron of Lee's Summit;
a sister, Helen Harms of Cole Camp,
a sister-in-law, Elaine Miesner of Cole Camp;
five grandchildren, Lauren Sullivan, Emma Sullivan, Cole Miesner, Audrey Miesner, and Elise Miesner.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Emma Miesner, and a brother, Glenn Miesner.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 15, 2015, at St. John's Lutheran Church, rural Cole Camp, with Pastor Michael Boothby officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, rural Cole Camp.
The family will receive friends from 5 - 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 14, 2015, at the Fox Funeral Home in Cole Camp, with a prayer service to begin at 7:00 p.m.
The family suggests memorial contributions be given to St. John's Lutheran Church in care of the Fox Funeral Home, Cole Camp.
Pallbearers will be Cole Miesner, Fred Oelrichs, Ryan Oelrichs, Dana Oelrichs, Stephen Doogs, Warren Harms, and Mark Harms.