Reta A. Meissner (1928 - 2013)

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Meissner, Reta A.

Reta Anne Meissner, age 84 of 1514 Torrison Dr. Manitowoc died Thursday, January 31, 2013 at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center, Manitowoc.

Reta was born October 18, 1928 in Manitowoc, daughter of the Charles and Mildred Hansen Williamson. She attended schools in Manitowoc and graduated with the class of 1947 from Lincoln High School. On December 29, 1957 Reta married Donald C. Meissner in Manitowoc. He preceded her in death January 20, 2000. Reta worked at the Manitowoc Company for 33 years until her retirement. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, and a past member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.

She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Deborah (Donald) Watts, Milwaukee: three grandsons, Alex (Nicole) Reno, Manitowoc; Chris Reno, Oshkosh; and Mike (Amber) Reno, Manitowoc: four great-grandchildren, Dylan, Damien, Alice, and Quintin: one sister-in-law, Doris Meissner, Manitowoc: nieces and nephews: father of the grandsons, Lee (Linda) Reno: their son, Chris (Melissa) Synon, and their daughters, Paige and Courtney. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald C. Meissner: brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 4, 2013 at St. Francis of Assisi Parish - Waldo Site. Rev. Richard Klingeisen will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial. Burial of her cremated remains will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the church on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of mass at 11:00 a.m. The Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home, Manitowoc is assisting the Meissner family with funeral arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at

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Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter on Feb. 2, 2013
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