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Harold D. Meisenheimer

Harold D. Meisenheimer Harold D. Meisenheimer
  • Memorial Service
  • August 4, 2023 | 11:00 A.M.
  • St. John Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery
    Chester, IL

Harold D Meisenheimer passed away on July 12,2023 at Greenfields of Geneva in Geneva, Illinois. The  son of Crockett A Meisenheimer and Marie (Hodge) Meisenheimer, he was born on July 28, 1937 at  Carbondale, Illinois.  

Harold grew up in Chester, Illinois where he met his future wife Ruth Wiebusch at St John’s Lutheran  School. Harold and Ruth were married on August 29, 1959. 

Harold served in the US Army and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from  Missouri Science & Technology in Rolla, Missouri. He earned a master’s degree in science from the  University of Illinois prior to beginning his engineering career. 

In 1966, Harold co-founded the engineering firm Henry, Meisenheimer & Gende, Inc in Carlyle, Illinois.  They grew to have affiliated offices in St Louis, MO and Libertyville, IL. He served as partner for 40 years  prior to his retirement in 2006. 

During his career, he also served as Vice President of the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers,  District Trustee of the Illinois Section of the American Water Works Association and was a member of  the Central States Water Pollution Control Association.  

Harold was a member of the Carlyle chapter of Rotary International for 50 years, serving in various  capacities on the board. He also served on the board of Lutheran Child & Family Services. He was a long  time member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Carlyle where he served stints as elder and chairman of the  congregation.  

In addition to his beloved wife Ruth, he is survived by his daughter Karen (Jon) Britt of Grapevine, TX  and son David (Anne) Meisenheimer of St Charles, IL and grandchildren Matthew Britt (fiancee Ellen),  Geoffrey Britt, Mary Jane (Drew) White and Alison Meisenheimer (fiancee Justin). In addition to his  parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Charles D Meisenheimer.  

Harold loved Southern Illinois and Carlyle Lake and enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing and boating.  Harold and Ruth raced sailboats competitively in the inaugural era of the Carlyle Sailing Association. He  was a private pilot and an accomplished trumpet player with a deep love of Dixieland jazz music. But  Harold mostly loved spending time with Ruth and his children and grandchildren and his friends.  Memorial services are pending. If desired, please make expressions of sympathy in Harold’s name to  Messiah Lutheran Church, 1091 13th St, Carlyle, IL 62231 or Suncrest Hospice, 5 Revere Dr, Suite 130,  Northbrook, IL 60062 or the Alzheimer’s Association at

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am August 4, 2023 at St John Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Chester, Illinois. For more information, call 630-232-7337


Linda and Bob Grapperhaus from Schattuc, IL

"I have good memory's of Harold ,such a kind man.Will miss him."

Barb Gacic from St. Charles, IL

"David, Anne and family - The loss of a parent is never easy. You are in my thoughts and prayers."

Elizabeth Phelps from Ft. Myers , FL

"Phil and my prayers are with your family. We prayer for Harold' s soul and you comfort each evening."

Charlie Wood from Southport , NC

"My deepest condolences. Unfortunately, I know how much it hurts. Embrace the fond memories and take care of you"

Dean A Park from Saint Louis, MO

"Harold and I were partners for many years. He was always the kindest to me of the original HMG owners. A good friend."

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