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Alvin  Meisenheimer

Alvin E. "AL" Meisenheimer

August 13th, 1938 - July 11th, 2020
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Obituary

Al Meisenheimer, age 81, of Watertown, passed away Saturday, July 11, 2020 at Prairie Lakes Hospital after a courageous battle with (PSP) Progressive supranuclear palsy.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at the First United Methodist Church in Watertown with Reverend Marilyn Spurrell and Reverend Jen Tyler officiating. Services will be recorded and added to the website.

Visitation will be held from 5-7:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 14th at the First United Methodist Church.

Interment will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Watertown.

Pallbearers will be Butch Remmers, Pat Kelly, Jeremy Welch, Tyler Heuer, Jesse Heuer and Kaiden Boer.

Family requests memorials be designated to 4-H shooting sports or Camp Chance.


Alvin Elmer Meisenheimer was born on August 13, 1938 in Toronto, South Dakota to Elmer Alvin and Lillian L. (Wittrock) Meisenheimer. Al grew up in Watertown, South Dakota where he attended grade school and graduated from Watertown High School. He also attended two years of classes at Mt. Marty College.

Al was united in marriage with Dianna “Skip” Haase on July 7, 1957 in Watertown. He was an optician; and the couple owned and operated Al’s Archery & Black Powder.

He enjoyed his grandkids and great-grandkids, flying his plane, hunting, fishing and target archery! He helped teach at Camp Chance, BOW and Sports Fest. Al and Skip were humbled to have been inducted into the SD Archery Hall of Fame! He also enjoyed being a city councilman and was awarded for 30 years of service as City Councilman and President’s award FCE. Al was a member of First United Methodist Church, Arrow Head Archery Club, ELKS, NRA, South Dakota Archery Association and National Field Archery Association.

Al is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Skip Meisenheimer of Watertown; his daughters, Sandy Heuer of Watertown and Jackie Meisenheimer of Brandon; his four grandchildren, Jodi Meisenheimer (CJ Peterson) of Brandon, Laci Meisenheimer (Jeremy Welch) of Sioux Falls, Tyler (Krystina) Heuer of Aberdeen and Jesse Heuer (Tina Johnson) of Watertown; three great-grandchildren, Kaiden Boer, Quin and Titus Heuer; his ‘special daughter’, Georgia (Curt) Dufault; siblings, Joyce Schiralli of Minneapolis, MN, Carol Trebelcock of Belle Fourche, Gary (LeeAnn) Meisenheimer of Watertown; sisters-in-law, Ellen Meisenheimer, Donna Tigner, Judy Hagen, Janice Lefler and Doreen (Phillip) Lovick; brothers-in-law, Merlyn Hagen and Gerald (Glorene) Haase; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Lynnal Meisenheimer; sister, Barbara Hagen; three brothers, Donnie, Edwin and Vernon; brothers-in-law, Frank Schiralli, Larry Hagen, Gene Lefler and Clifford Tigner; his parents-in-law, Lester and Jeri Haase; and dear friend, Robert “Herb” Schwanke.

Arrangements with Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel-www.wightandcomes.com
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday July 14th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Tuesday July 14th, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    First United Methodist Church
    Address
    4 2nd Ave SE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
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  • Service

    Wednesday July 15th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    When
    Wednesday July 15th, 2020 2:00pm
    Location
    First United Methodist Church
    Address
    4 2nd Ave SE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
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    Officiant
    Pastor Marilyn Spurrell
  • Interment

    Location
    Mount Hope Cemetery
    Address
    1133 11th St. NE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
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Melanie Reiners

Posted at 06:57pm
Sincere sympathy to you, Skip, and your family. Many good memories of Al from the optical connection we had through the eye clinic in Milbank.
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June Lindner, (Schnackenberg)

Posted at 09:58am
Sandy, Skip and Family...I am so sorry for your Loss. Just want to let you know that you all are in my Thoughts and Prayers as you go through this difficult time.

June Lindner, (Schnackenberg)
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Tony, Bonnie, Aaron, and Chris

Posted at 08:28pm
Dear skip and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you forever!!
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South Dakota Archers Assoc

Posted at 08:07am
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John & Sue Schwandt

Posted at 09:52pm
Skip and family. So sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
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