William Miessau


William Francis Miessau Sr., 80, of Cleveland, passed awayWednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, at his residence.

He served in the Air National Guard. He enjoyed riding his Goldwing motorcycle, fishing, and most of all spending time with family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rueben Miessau and Sarah Butler Miessau; children: Joseph Miessau, Robert Miessau and JoAnn Miessau; and brothers: James Miessau Sr., Jack Miessau and Robert Miessau.

He is survived by his wife, Joan Leavenworth Miessau; children: William Miessau Jr., and wife, Mary, of Cleveland, Lenny Miessau and wife, Marci, of Portland, Ore., Keith Miessau and wife, Monica, of Oviedo, Fla., and Bonnie Cooper and husband, Jerry, of Oviedo, Fla.; granddaughters: Brenda Chastain and husband, Nick, of Cleveland, and Amanda Ortiz of Crawfordville, Fla.; grandchildren: Jowanna, Jennifer, Chris, Kyle, Kayla, Angelica, Mason, Hunter, Kiley, Bobby Jr., Joey Jr., Robin, Glen, Ben, Christina, Jenny, Kyle, Kendra, and Kayelynn; many great-grandchildren; a brother, Richard Miessau, and wife, Lillian, of Boca Raton, Fla., and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of His Life will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m., prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The ALS Association Tennessee Chapter Office, P.O. Box 40244, Nashville, TN 37204-0244 (or go to www.ALSTN.org).

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Miessau family guestbook at www.ralphbuckner.com.


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