Dr. George T. Meisenhelder, 94, formerly of Connersville, passed away early Wednesday morning, February 2, 2022 at Sunrise Senior Living Center in Carmel, Indiana. He had resided in the Indianapolis area for the last six years.
He was born November 9, 1927 in New Albany, Indiana to Edward and Ida Reed Meisenhelder.
George served his country in the United States Army and after receiving his honorable discharge he graduated from The Ohio State University School of Optometry in Columbus, Ohio with the class of 1952.
On September 2, 1949, he married the former Doris C. Irion in New Albany, Indiana. After George graduated from Optometry School, they made their home in Connersville where he practiced until his retirement in 1987. Mrs. Meisenhelder passed away on March 20, 2009.
George was a member of St. Gabriel Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Lion’s Club, Indiana Optometry Association, and the American Legion.
An avid card player, George enjoyed playing bridge, and euchre. He also enjoyed bowling.
Survivors include his loving children, Thomas J. (Jacquie) Meisenhelder of Indianapolis, Joseph L. (Barb) Meisenhelder of Farmington, Minnesota, Eric L. Meisenhelder of Connersville, Mark E. (Kelly) Meisenhelder of Indianapolis, Jan M. Anderson of Carmel, David M. (Shelley) Meisenhelder of Carmel, and Cara A. (David) Salyer of Indianapolis. Also left to cherish his wonderful memories are 16 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his wife of 60 years, Doris Meisenhelder, George was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Charles, Joe, and Jake Meisenhelder; and four sisters, Mary Blunk, Johanna Haller, Laurue Rainboldt, and Madge Ayers.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Reverend Dustin Boehm at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at St. Gabriel Catholic Church. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the time of military honors by Fayette County Veterans Council at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home. Burial will be in Dale Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Gabriel Church and online condolences may be given anytime at millermosterrobbins.com.