James Meiser, 70

Published 6:11pm Sunday, April 28, 2013

James W. Meiser, 70


Born: Jan. 8, 1943


Died: April 25, 2013



James’ life began on Jan. 8, 1943, in Dowagiac, the son of John and Elizabeth (Orris) Meiser. 


He was united in marriage to the former Theresea “Terry”” Tighe on Oct. 26, 1963, in Niles. 


He had been employed by Clark Equipment in Buchanan for many years. 

James Meiser


James enjoyed golf, hunting, fishing anywhere, including Lake Erie and in Canada, bowling, NASCAR and mushroom hunting.  His loving family includes: his wife of 49 years, Terry Meiser of Dowagiac; daughter, Diana (Richard) Wheeler of Decatur; two grandsons, Alex and Brandon Wheeler; brothers, John (Debby) Meiser and Bruce (Sheryl) Meiser, all of Dowagiac; nieces and nephews, Ben Meiser, Jamie Meiser, Taylor Meiser, John A. (Julie) Meiser, and Stefanie Goretzka; five brothers-in-law; five sisters-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.  


James passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at his home.  His family will gather with friends on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Yazel and Clark Chapel, where his funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. led by Father Kevin Covert. 


He will be laid to rest in Riverside Cemetery. Memorial contributions in his name may be directed to the family in care of Terry. 


Please sign his guestbook and leave a memory of James at www.yazel-clark.com.


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