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Gregg Simon Meser, age 69 of Menomonie, WI passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer at Mayo Clinic Health System-Eau Claire.

Gregg was born September 8, 1944 in Manitowoc, WI to Harold and Floraine “Ardy” (Wehrwein) Meser. He graduated from Green Lake High School and Madison Business College.

Gregg married Barbara Patzke on May 8, 1976 at West Side Moravian Church in Green Bay, WI. He worked in the financial industry for 25 years at eastern and central Wisconsin banks. He had a strong faith beginning at an early age which eventually led to his calling in ministry. Gregg was a second career local pastor for 15 years serving the Glen Hills Parish United Methodist Church in Downing, Emerald and Glenwood City, WI. He was an avid Badger and Packer fan. His interests included reading, writing and listening to a variety of music.

Gregg is survived by his wife, Barbara of Menomonie; daughter, Leigh (Eddie) Engesether of Blaine, MN; son, Mark (Crystal) of Menomonie and granddaughter, McKenzie Meser. He is also survived by his siblings: brother, Jeff (Retta) of Brookfield, WI; sister Lane (Gary) Mudra of Bayside, WI. His wife’s family: Richard (Sue) Patzke of Crivitz, WI; Don (Linda) Patzke of Pulaski, WI; Nancy (Randy) Knapton of Howard, WI.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Ardy; in-laws, Myron and Margaret Patzke; grandparents and other relatives.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at Christ Lutheran Church in Menomonie with Pastor Geoff Scott officiating. There will be visitation from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie and at the church one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Burial will be in West Side Moravian Cemetery, Green Bay, WI at a later date.

The family suggested memorials to The American Cancer Society in Gregg’s memory.

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