James J. Miessau Sr.


James J. Miessau Sr.

James J. Miessau Sr., 82, a resident of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in a Chattanooga healthcare facility.

He was the son of the late Sarah Butler Miessau and Henry Miessau. His first wife, Doris Beach; second wife, Patricia Miessau; sons: James Miessau Jr., Jeffrey Miessau and Wayne Miessau; daughter, Michelle Jordan; and his brother, Jackie Miessau, also preceded him in death.

He was a mechanic with Pan Am Airlines with 33 years of service. He enjoyed working in his yard and woodworking. He enjoyed teaching his children how to fix things. He was a member of the North Cleveland Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Miessau of Cleveland; his daughters: Debra Bohac, and her husband, Don, of Rolling Meadows, Ill., Melissa Whitfield, and her husband, Robert, and Sherri Miessau, all of Cleveland, Barbara Kennedy, and her husband, Justin, of McDonald; 20 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; stepdaughter, Amy Burdin of Cleveland; his stepson, Bruce Huskey, and his wife, Katie, of Lafayette, Ga.; brothers: Bobby Miessau Sr., and his wife, Clarice, of Connecticut, Rich Miessau, and his wife, Lillian, of Florida, and William "Bill" Miessau, and his wife, Joan, of Cleveland; and several close nieces, nephews and extended family members and friends.
The Remembrance of Life service will be conducted Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at 1 p.m. from the Jim Rush Funeral and Cremation Services, Wildwood Chapel, with Dr. Jay McClusky and the Rev. Tim Woody officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Prospect Cemetery with family and friends serving as casket bearers. 

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Nov. 30, 2017, at the funeral home chapel.

Share your condolences and your memories with the Miessau family at www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com.


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