John "Jack" A. Mesner, 84, of Sandusky, passed away late Thursday morning, April 5, 2012 in the Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky.
Born on September 18, 1927 in Sandusky, OH the son of the late William Frank and Hadie Mary (Good) Mesner. Jack was a graduate of St. Mary's High School and a W.W. II veteran having served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army. He had worked for Lyman Boats for many years, but later went to work for and retire from Roesch Office Supplies in sales and deliveries. Jack was known as a loyal and dedicated employee to the Roesch family.
Jack was a dedicated brother, father, grandfather and uncle and he truly valued the family unit. He loved spending time with his family and his grandchildren throughout the years. Jack was also a true sports fan, having been involved in bowling and golfing himself, and was a loyal basefall fan thoughout his life. Most of all, Jack enjoyed a good game of cards.
He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church where he had been an usher for many years, the American Legion Post # 83, and the Knights of Columbus Council # 546. He always thought of the other guy and enjoyed volunteering at Cancer Services of Erie County and the Senior Center.
He is survived by his son, Michael C. (Susan) Mesner of Farmington Hills, MI; four daughters, Cathie L. (Roger) Shockey of St. Augustine, FL, Martha M. (James O.) Miller of Sandusky, Susan M. (Joseph) Mesner Waszak of Payson, AZ, and Amy J. (David) Mesner Burdick of Reno, NV; six grandchildren, Bob, Steven, Alexis, Michael, Allyson, Emily; sister, Mabel Opper of Huron; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Jack also was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Virginia "Peggy" (Andres) Mesner on March 20, 2002; twin granddaughters, Lauren and Christina Miller; two sisters, Frances Smith and Bea Beier; two brothers, Larry and Paul Mesner.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, from 4-7 pm at the David F. Koch Funeral Home, 520 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, The Knights of Columbus will recite a Rosary at 7 pm that evening. Prayers will be recited Wednesday morning, April 11, 2012, at 9:30 am at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 429 Central Avenue, Sandusky. Fr. Philip Feltman officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Sandusky. Military honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post # 83 Honor Guard.
The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Services of Erie County, 505 E. Perkins Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870; the Erie County Senior Center, 620 E. Water Street, Sandusky, OH 44870 or to the Sandusky Public Library, 114 W. Adams Street, Sandusky, OH 44870.
Your memories and words of comfort may be expressed to Jack's family at www.davidfkoch.com