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John F Meixner

John F Meixner

John F. Meixner, age 74 of Arkansaw, died of natural causes in Barnes on November 19, 2023.

John was born on April 30, 1949 in Plum City. He was the son of Arnold and Loretta (Bauer) Meixner. John grew up in Arkansaw and graduated from Arkansaw High School in 1967. After high school, John owned and operated a milk hauling business, John Meixner Trucking. John married Barbara Jean Bauer on September 8, 1984 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church-Lima in rural Durand. After marriage, they lived in Arkansaw and raised their family. John worked with RM Schlosser Construction in Durand and he worked there until his retirement in 2009.

John enjoyed spending time at his cabin in Barnes, the outdoors, hunting, 4-wheeling, fishing, snowmobiling, and boating. He had a passion for muscle cars, especially Plymouth Road Runners. Most of all, he loved being a Grandpa.

John is survived by his wife of 39 years, Barb, children Jenna (Derek) Traun of Nelson, Jared (fiancé Megan Bauer) of Chippewa Falls, Jonathon of Arkansaw, and step daughter Bernadette Tenney of Durand, grandchildren Brecken and Ashlyn, step grandchildren Desirae, Andrea, Xzander, Wyatt, Steven, Jase, Ryker, siblings Jan (Denny) Brunner of Durand, Dennis (LuAnn) of Arkansaw, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Kenny, and father and mother-in-law Joe R. and Cecilia Bauer.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 4:00PM-7:00PM Friday, November 24, 2023 at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Kathy Hutter-Messier

    Our sympathy and prayers for John's family

  2. Nick and Sue Sperger

    We are sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  3. Thom Rutherford

    Barb and Family: So sorry to here of the Loss of John!! Rest in PEACE Jonnie Milkman!!! No Speed limits in Heaven!!! Thom.

  4. Paula Meixner

    Barb and family, so very sorry for your loss. God bless you all.

  5. Rosan Prissel

    Barb I am so sorry for your loss. I am keeping you and your family in my prayers.

  6. Colleen and Randy Weiss

    Barb and family
    So sorry to hear about your loss. May God comfort you in your grief...

  7. Jack Barber

    Deepest Sympathy to you Barb and your family! Sorry for your loss!

  8. John and Judy Parr

    our sympathy for your loss

  9. Dave and Kris Polzer

    Barb and family, So sorry to hear of John's passing. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. Brenda Smith

    I'm very sorry for your loss,
    Prayers for the family.

  11. Arlinda Bauer Plumer

    Our sympathies to you Barb and family.

  12. Diane Longsdorf

    Barb & family, I am so sorry for your loss.

  13. Vanji Thompson you have my sympathy.

    If you need something let me know I’am there for you.

  14. Donna and Richard Karshbaum

    So Sorry For Your Loss, God Bless You All ????❤️????

  15. Tim and Julie Milliren

    We are so very sorry for your loss Barb and family….you have our deepest sympathies

  16. John and Patty Wayne

    Our Heartfelt Sympathy goes out to you and your family

  17. Calla Brantner

    Sorry to hear this Barb! Hugs, prayers to you!

  18. Rick and Carol Richardson

    Barb and Family,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. Sympathy and prayers to all.

  19. Joe and Jan Drier

    Barb and family, so very sorry for your loss! Thinking of you during this time!

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