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Kenneth E. Meissner, Age 77

Thursday, December 26, 2019
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Kenneth E. Meissner

Cozad Resident:

Kenneth E. Meissner of Cozad passed away Sunday, December 15th, 2019 at the Cozad Community Hospital at the age of 77.

He was born November 12th, 1942 in rural Frontier County, Nebraska to Leo and June (Carroll) Meissner. Kenneth graduated from Maywood High School and worked numerous jobs in the McCook area.

On December 21st, 1973 Kenneth married Eugenia Lehn. The couple eventually made their home in Cozad where they raised their four children. He was employed at Tenneco Automotive/ Monroe in Cozad, retiring after more than 20 years. Kenneth was always willing to lend a helping hand, and especially enjoyed scooping snow for his neighbors. Christmas was his favorite time of year and he enjoyed hunting, fishing and using his Traeger grill to cook for the family.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents; and 2 sisters, Cora and Thelma. Survivors include his wife, Eugenia; sons, Kenlyn Meissner of Plattsmouth and Kevin (Helen) Meissner of Minnesota; daughters, Sue (Lonnie) Britt of Cozad and Leah (Jake) Peden of Kearney; 8 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; sister, Joan Currier of WA; brothers, Gerald Meissner of Wellfleet, LeRoy Meissner of McCook and Carl Meissner of Broken Bow. Memorials are suggested to Cozad Fire and Rescue. Online condolences may be shared at .

Services were held Friday, December 20th, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Berryman Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jill Boyd officiating. Burial followed at Calvary Cemetery, Mc-Cook, NE. Visitation was Thursday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. with family present from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Berryman Funeral Home