It is with great sadness that we must say goodbye to an amazing husband, father and friend.
Mark Meissner passed away at 72 years old on June 28, 2020, in his home surrounded by his wife and two of his daughters.
Mark was born in Santa Ana, Calif., and moved to Brea, Calif., after serving in the U.S. Coast Guard, where he will always be known for his Fourth of July parties. This is where he met his wife and spent most of his life before retiring from Southern California Edison and moving with his family to Trinity County in 2005 where he resided in Junction City for the past 15 years. He was drawn to the area through his love of fishing and hunting, and could be found spending countless hours throwing his line into the river with friends and family.
He never met a stranger and if you had the opportunity to run into him, we hope that you had at least an hour to spare because one of his favorite pastimes was to swap stories with anyone who crossed his path.
Mark was a grizzly bear with a heart of gold, who had a soft spot for his dogs, hummingbirds, and above all else, his family. He will be greatly missed by the many friends and fishing buddies who he had accumulated through the years.
Mark will be lovingly remembered by his wife and soulmate, Denice; his children, Amber (Chad), Eric (Christina), Autumn, Lauren, and Jimini (Scot); and sister, Marsha. Mark will also be forever remembered by his six grandchildren who will miss their Papa immensely.
He is preceded in death by his parents Ozzie and Virginia Meissner.
Until we meet again.