George R. Meissner
January 24, 1930 – December 14, 2020
George R. Meissner, 90, of Carmel, Indiana, passed away Monday, December 14, 2020 due to Covid. He was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and graduated from St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland in 1948. He went to Purdue University and graduated in 1952 with a degree in Mathematics. George met his wife Mary Ann (Crink) while at Purdue, and they were married in November of 1952. He continued his education at Penn State receiving a degree in Meteorology after being commissioned as a Lieutenant in the United States Air Force in 1953. He was assigned to the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron also known as the Hurricane Hunters, in Liverpool, England. Upon his return to the United States, he was Honorably Discharged from the USAF in July of 1956, and went to work for IBM. George also obtained his MBA from John Carroll University in 1980 and became a CPA. He began working for Ernst and Whinney in 1959 and after moving to Phoenix, Arizona in 1980 he then worked for Salt River Project as an IT Consultant until his retirement in 1992. After retirement, George and his wife Mary Ann relocated to Carmel to be near family. George was very active in the parish of St. Luke Catholic Church in Indianapolis and took great pride in his duties as a Eucharistic Minister for the church. He was also very involved when living at the Forum at the Crossing in Indianapolis and later moved to The Stratford Retirement Home in Carmel. George was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Mary Ann; his brother Kevin, his son Michael, two granddaughters, Bethany and Maggie, and his son-in-law Bill Loeffler. He is survived by his brother Bob (MaryEllen), and children, Terry (Sandy), Maureen Lakin (Brian), Patty McKenzie, and Peggy Loeffler, sister-in-law Joan Laurie, and brother-in-law Bob Crink. George loved spending time with his 12 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. He was very blessed to have been able to spend his later years with his loving companion, Evelyn Gray. Due to Covid concerns, graveside services will be limited to family only. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in George’s name to St. Luke Catholic Church (https://www.stluke.org/ ). Leppert Mortuary – Nora Chapel assisting with arrangements. To share a memory, please visit www.leppertmortuary.com.
- St. Luke Catholic Church
Private Graveside Service
Saturday, December 19, 2020
George R. Meissner
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December 17, 2020
I am so very grateful to George- a man of strength willing to share his tenderness with my mother. A man with priorities- God, family, friends. He cherished his family and bore his heartbreaking losses with God given grace. He learned to live each moment in the present, relishing each day spent with his Evelyn. If there was fun to be had, especially a grandchild to be held, he was all in. I feel blessed that I was able to thank him for loving and caring for Mom- many times. He made her so happy.
I pray that he will continue to watch over her.
Our family prays for the consolation of his large and beautiful family.
December 17, 2020
I, and all in our family, are heartbroken over losing George. Mom said “he was the most kind, loving, and respectful man- it was hard not to adore him.” We are so grateful they found each other
and enjoyed their time together. Although it was for just a few years, they were very special years. We shall miss him and will hold him close in our hearts.
Our deepest condolences- The Gray Family