Kenneth Charles Meissner

Kenneth Meissner

Kenneth Charles Meissner, 80, of Waco, passed away Saturday, March 20, 2021 at Providence Medical Center in Waco.

Memorial Mass: 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at St. Louis Catholic Church, 2001 N. 25th St., in Waco.

Celebration of Life to Follow: Ridgewood Country Club, 7301 Fish Pond Road, in Waco.

Burial: Private family inurnment

Kenneth Charles Meissner was born September 5, 1940, in Victoria, Texas to Ferdinand and Mabel Schoener Meissner. He graduated from St. Joseph High School in Victoria and was a graduate of St. Mary’s University in San Antonio.

On November 28, 1965, he married Gwynn Barry. Kenneth was successful in Insurance Sales and Financial Advising for 50+ years. He was a lifelong learner, enjoyed music, golfing (not always a stickler for the rules), travel, was an excellent athlete and loved coaching little league baseball, football and softball. His biggest joy was watching his grandchildren succeed in golf, baseball and ballet. Kenneth could be found on Friday afternoons “marinating his ice cubes”. He was fun-loving, blessed with a gift for serving his elders and loved to help and teach others. He truly was unselfish and lived life to the fullest. Thanks to his Flowbee, he didn’t pay for a haircut in 40 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister Carolyn Milos; his brother, Bruce; and his brothers-in-law, Richard Milos and Mike Riley.

Kenneth is survived by his wife, Gwynn Barry Meissner; his children, Kira Haney and her husband, Todd and Kurt Meissner and his wife, Katie; grandchildren, Tanner Haney and Mitchell, McClure and Amelia Meissner; his brothers and sisters, Margaret Riley, Wayne Meissner and his wife, Carol-Lynne and Gary Meissner and his wife, Nancy; and sister-in-law, Debi Meissner.

In lieu of floral gifts, the family requests memorials in memory of Kenneth be directed to Community Healthcare of Texas or to the charity of your choice.

You left this world, but not our hearts.



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  1. Bob and Wanda Byars

    There are really no words to adequately describe how sorry we are at losing our friend. We’ve been friends for more than half a century. Ken and I had much in common. Probably highest on the list is music. We both loved old R&B, traditional country, cajun, and even the old traditional mariachi songs. We both are thankful for our loving families.
    Our hearts go out to dear Gwynn, Kira and Kurt and their families as well as siblings Wayne, Gary and Margaret, and any others who grieve for this loss. All are in our prayers.

  2. Carol Aldridge

    So many fun Delta Gamma memories to remember with our “Anchormen” and especially Ken. Great parties at your house with much laughter and love. Randy and I also appreciated all your professional help through the years. My heart is aching for the loss you are feeling and bearing up under right now. It was a privilege and honor to have socialized and become friends with you both. Love and Hugs. Carol

  3. Gwynn,
    Your Ken was truly a Delta Gamma anchorman throughout the years. I’ll never forget the years you were Alumnae President and the collegiate chapter at SWTSU Texas State) was chartered. Ken was so supportive of your hours of work with both alumnae and the collegians. What a gracious gentleman with whom you shared your long and dedicated marriage. I know that you worked along side of him in his business so the support was very mutual. Your example of selfless dedication to one another was evident to so many. His kindness and embracing spirit will always be remembered. I pray you will feel the consolation and healing of our Lord and Savior during this time. Love to you and your beautiful family, Debbie Harral

  4. Joan and Bud Haney

    Dearest Gwynn,
    Our neighborhood will never be the same!
    When you guys moved here four years ago, our
    lives got better as did so many of your neighbors
    who Ken helped with one thing or another. He loved helping “older” people, and no one believed he was 80!
    We will miss our weekly card games, going to church together, movies, ball games and all the things we have done with you two the last four years. We will miss him dearly. We pray for you and your family to feel God’s love and for strength to get through this sad time.
    Please know you can call on us for anything at all.
    We Love you,
    Joan and Bud

  5. Mary Ann and Jim Whitney

    Gwynn, we send you our condolences and love…we are grateful to have known Kenneth and to have shared many fun times with both of you especially at our Teevas golf group couples events! May he rest in peace and watch over you and your family.

  6. Gwynn,
    Please know that I have been thinking of you and your precious family with love and prayers not just for today, but for all of the days ahead. May God’s blessings and strength be yours.

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