Edward H. (Bud) Meisner
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Edward H. (Bud) Meisner passed away on April 10, 2011 in Rifle. Bud was 86 years old.
Bud was born on July 30, 1924 near New Castle, Colorado to Henry and Mary (Schreiner) Meisner. Bud spent his childhood in the Rifle area, graduating from Rifle Union High School in 1943. He joined the Army in June of 1943. Bud served in the Corp of Engineers where he attended the New York Trade School and trained as an electrician. He then served in the European Theater and the Pacific Theater until 1946. Bud was recalled to active duty in 1950 when he served in Korea until November of 1951. Bud married Irma Hollenbaugh in 1947. They made their home in Meeker and Rifle where they raised their two sons, James E. Meisner of Richland, Washington and Daryl L. Meisner of Rifle, Colorado.
Bud worked as a trucker hauling uranium ore from the Uravan and Gateway area of Colorado to the Rifle processing mill. He was also an auto mechanic. He later owned and operated Art and Bob’s shoe store in Rifle where he was a skilled cobbler. After selling the shoe store he returned to trucking and equipment operation until his retirement. Bud also served on Rifle City Council and as Rifle’s Mayor from 1976 to 1979 as well as several years on the Rifle Planning Commission. Bud was very active in the Masons and Eastern Star. He was a Master Mason, Scottish Rite, 32nd degree mason, past master of the Rifle lodge and Past Worthy Patron of the Eastern Star in Rifle.
Bud and Irma spent many good years traveling in their fifth-wheel trailer. Bud spent a lot of time tinkering, there isn’t much he couldn’t make or fix. Bud was devoted to his family; he took great pleasure in his great-grandchildren.
Bud is survived by his sons James, his children Chris Meisner, Melinda Holloway (Jason) great-grandchildren Owen, Cam and Christina; Daryl, his wife Mary, their children Jason (Sarah), great-grandchildren Andrew and Morgan; Janeal Weisbrod (Matthew), great-grandchildren Lilly, Alexander and Xavier. Brothers Don (Natalie) of Arizona City AZ. And Bill (Sally) of Houston TX. Many caring friends and neighbors.
Memorial services will be held at Rifle United Methodist Church at 10 a.m. on April 23, 2011 followed by Masonic grave side rites at Rose Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Colorado State Veterans Home at Rifle, 851 E 5th Street, Rifle, CO. 81650
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