James 'Jim' Meisnitzer
Meisnitzer, James "Jim" of Plymouth, Minnesota, passed away Sunday, July 25, 2021, surrounded by his daughters and other family members. Jim was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend. Born in Detroit, Michigan on May 29, 1944, he was the only child of Clarence and Margaret Meisnitzer (both deceased). Jim graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy in 1967 and enjoyed a long career in retail. He married Sharon, his wife of 50 years, in Grosse Pointe, Michigan in 1970, after which daughters Beth and Lauren were born. In 1984 the family relocated to Minneapolis. Jim retired in 2011 after working for both Dayton/Hudson and Nordstrom. Jim was also a volunteer at Interfaith Outreach and had just returned after a break during the pandemic. He enjoyed many trips to the beaches of Hilton Head, South Carolina, and his daily crossword puzzles. He is survived by his two daughters, Beth (Nate) Sund of San Diego, CA, Lauren (Jeff) Richardson of Maple Grove, MN, and his two beloved grandchildren Matthew and Natalie Richardson. Also surviving are six siblings-in-law, Patty (Donald) Nichols, Gail (Bob) Sewick, Michael (Anne) Fallon, Barbara Trombley, Joan (Bob) Simmons, Janet (Jay) Miner, five nieces and three nephews. Jim's life will be celebrated Friday, July 30, 2021, 11:30 AM, with Mass of Christian Burial at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, 630 E Wayzata Blvd, Wayzata MN with visitation beginning one hour prior to Mass. Private interment St. Patrick's Cemetery Maple Grove. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Parkinson's Foundation or St. Bartholomew Church would be preferred. David Lee Funeral Home Wayzata 952-473-5577 davidleefuneralhome.com
Published on July 29, 2021
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