Sunday, April 30, 2006

Obituary: Ed Meisekothen - Class of 1913

MADISON - Ed Meisekothen, age 79, formerly of 544 Hilltop Drive, died on Monday, August 12, 1974, at a Milwaukee nursing home after a long illness. Born January 12, 1895, he was a retired chemical engineer. He was former manager of the Celon Company, and was married to the former Margaret Ripp. Mr. Meisekothen was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Fourth Degree K of C No 531 and The Madison Elk's Club. Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Ellen Lacenski, New Berlin, WI., Mrs. Ruth Zanzow, Glenview, Ill., and Miss Edna, Burlingame, Ca.; two sons, Raymond, West Allis, WI., and Dr. William, of Madison; a brother, Robert, San Mateo, Ca., thirteen grandchildren, and a great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held at OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE CHURCH, 405 S. Owen Drive, at 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Augsut 14, the Rev. Edward Erbe officiating. Burial in Resurrection Cemetery. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, August 13, at JOYCE FUNERAL HOME, 540 W. Washington, where a Rosary will be recited at 8:30 p.m.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on August 14, 1974. Note: Mr. Meisekothen's Class year is based on information in the 1912 Tychoberahn, which lists Edwin Meisekothen as a Junior.

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