October 2, 1927 – November 20, 2018
Alice Rutz Meisner, age 91, of Hickory, NC died Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at Trinity Village in Hickory. Born October 2, 1927 in Windsor, CO, she was the daughter of the late William Rutz and Katherine Hettinger Rutz. A member of Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Hickory, NC, Alice was an avid bridge and tennis player. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward E. Meisner; sisters, Marie Grauberger, Elma Shenfeld and Wilma Winter; and brothers, Henry Rutz, William Rutz, and Wilbert Rutz. Alice is survived by her sons, Bruce Meisner and wife, Laura of Hickory, NC, Craig Meisner and wife, Sharlene of Dhaka, Bangladesh, and Randy Meisner and wife, Cathy of St. Louis, MO; grandchildren, Todd Gentry, Kristen Sweeney, Luke Meisner, Nathan Meisner, Jason Meisner, Crystal Muegge and Christine Taylor; great-grandchildren, Meghan Sweeney, Ally Sweeney, Lindsey Gentry and Joshua Gentry, Bryce Gentry, Bennie Taylor, Viola Taylor, Kavi Meisner, Veda Meisner, and Mario Meisner; and sisters, Ruth Lesser of Phoenix AZ and Ester Arndt of Loveland, CO. A celebration of her life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Hickory with Rev. Ryan Ray officiating. A graveside service will follow at 3:00 p.m. in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Candler, NC. The family will receive friends from 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Carolina Caring, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658 or Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 2780 N Center Street, Hickory, NC 28601. Condolences may be sent to the Meisner family at www.drumfh-hickory.com. The Meisner family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home, 940 29th Ave NE, Hickory, NC 28601.
November 28, 2018
We were so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Our hearts go out to you, and we hope you will always cherish the wonderful memories you had with her.
Sincerely, Mark and Sally Anderson
November 27, 2018
Alice and Ed we're always at the Asheville Racquet Club on the weekends when O took myfamily there.
Alice always doted over my kids while Ed swing them around his head and made them giggle with joy. Those were the days and we loved the meisners.
November 27, 2018
Dear Bruce, Craig, Randy and all who loved Alice,
Alice was a dear, long time friend and I deeply regret I am unable to attend the service this morning. We played tennis together for many years, first singles and then doubles at the Asheville Raquet Club. My husband Hugh and I would get together with Ed and Alice to have dinner and play bridge occasionally. I visited her several times at her house in Hickory. Several times we had lunch together when she visited Asheville. We always exchanged Christmas cards. I felt as though over the years I knew her sons and grandchildren just from hearing her talk about them. Alice would always remember my birthday and give me a call. Sometimes I would forget to call her on October 2nd but would then remember to call on another day. She was a remarkable woman who deeply loved her family and friends. I love that she remained so active until more recently. I will miss her and remember her always with love and admiration. With loving and prayerful support, Carol McCollum
Kathi (Schenfeld) Moss
November 27, 2018
Bruce, Craig, and Randy, I am so sorry for your loss. Aunt Alice had a smile that could light up the world and when she talked with someone they knew she was truly listening. She is with Uncle Eddie now and playing tennis with the best. My thoughts are with you all. Kathi (Schenfeld) Moss
November 26, 2018
No matter how old we are, losing a mother is one of the deepest sorrows a heart can know. But her goodness, her caring, and her wisdom live on, like a legacy of love that will always be with you. She is in God's loving arms now. With deepest sympathy. - Mary Beth (Schenfeld) Broswell
November 21, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. Alice was a very dear lady to me. I will miss her big smile and warm hugs. Peace and comfort to you during this time.