Lynnal Lester Meisenheimer


September 3, 1957 ~ October 6, 2016

Lynnal L. Meisenheimer, 59, Brandon, died Thursday, October 6, 2016, at his home from a sudden illness.

Family visitation will be 5-7pm, Monday, October 10, 2016, at Celebration United Methodist Church, 500 Pasque Flower Trail, Brandon. A Celebration of Life for Lynnal will be 11am, Tuesday, October 11, also at Celebration UMC. Inurnment will take place at a later date.

Lynnal Lester Meisenheimer was born September 3, 1957, in Watertown, SD to Alvin and (Skip) Dianna (Haase) Meisenheimer. He was raised in Watertown, graduating from high school and then attending Lake Area Tech for drafting. On September 25, 1976, Lynnal married Jackie Kisch in Wagner, SD with a Grand Prix Pontiac filled with straw. The couple moved to Billings, MT, where Lynnal worked for an architectural firm. They eventually found their way back to Sioux Falls and Brandon where he worked for Raven Industries as a draftsman and management for balloon research. More recently, Lynnal was the production manager for Dakota Corrugated Box.

Lynnal loved to hunt or fish anytime he could. Family fishing trips to Canada, the Missouri River, Lake Erie, and Elk, Deer, or Antelope hunting were some of his fondest memories. He loved spending time with his grandson, Kaiden. Jackie also enjoyed all of the hunting and fishing trips they took together. She referred to Lynnal as her “pickup man” as he would be waiting for her at the end of her kayaking trips. He was also the “fix it guy” who could fix anything she needed and was always willing to truck out a load of appliances to the reservation for the Missions group. The ongoing adventures of Lynnal’s Grizzly Beer Bear have led to great stories, interesting photos and continuous giggles throughout the family for years. The world has been a better place for many people, thanks to Lynnal, who are now going to have a huge void to fill.

Those left behind include his wife of 40 years, Jackie; two daughters, Jodi (Jeff Peterson) Meisenheimer and Laci (Jeremy Welch) Meisenheimer, Brandon; one grandson, Kaiden Boer; his parents, Alvin and (Skip) Dianna (Haase) Meisenheimer, Watertown; one sister, Sandy Heuer, Watertown; his parent-in-laws, Eugene and Ester Kisch, Fridley, MN; three brothers-in-law, Ron (Norma) Kisch, Dennis (Diane) Kisch, and Dale (Leeann) Kisch; fifteen nieces and nephews, Tyler, Jesse, Michael, Nick, Jennifer, Jamie, Cassie, Breanna, Jeana, John, Gus, Ema, Maggie, Daphne and Chloe.

In lieu of flowers or donations, Memorials can be made to Celebration UMC Missions or to the Catch-a-Dream Foundation @

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  • Linda Dale says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Lynnal, he is going to be missed by a lot of people. He was always one to make you laugh. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Love all of you. Mike, Linda, Ross, Josh and Andy

  • Gary and Deb Olberding says:

    Dear Jacke and families,
    Richard called tonight to give us the shocking news about Lynnal sudden passing. We feel your pain and would like
    Send out sympathies to you Jackie and your family. Our Prayers will continue for you and your family.

    Hugs and Prayers

    Gary and Debbie Olberding

  • Craig and Michele Jones says:

    Jackie and family… Please accept are sincere sympathies to all of you in the loss of your husband, dad, son, grandpa, brother, uncle… And so much more… We want you to know that during this journey of grief that you are going through…that you are all in our thoughts and prayers… May you feel a peace that comforts you… hold onto the memories that you have enjoyed… And may you cling to Jesus.

  • Leanne Kramer says:

    I was shocked and saddened to hear about the sudden loss of Lynnal. I cannot imagine what you’re going through but I’m so sorry you have to endure this. He’s a wonderful man and will be missed. I should’ve let him borrow my trailer….😉

  • Larry and Karen Toft says:

    Jackie, Jodi and Laci, we are so sorry for your loss. Lynnal was such a caring person and always had a smile on his face. He will be dearly missed, but his loving memories will live on in your hearts. Another life taken too soon. RIP Lynnal. Larry and Karen

  • larry,Laurie griepp and family says:

    Our deepest deepest sympathies and thoughts to Jackie Jodi Lacey and grandson in the loss of your husband dad and grandfather. You are in our thoughts and our prayers in this most difficult time

  • Linda Ziegler says:

    Rest in Peace, Lynnal.
    Jackie, Jodi and Lacey, My thoughts and prayers are with you. So hard to believe and understand things like this, but there is strength through faith and I know that you have faith. So sorry for your loss. I love you.

  • Quint, Suzette and Josh says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Lynnal’s sudden passing, but he will never truly be gone as he will forever live on in the hearts and minds of those closest to him. You are in our thoughts and we want to express our deepest sympathies.

  • Bob mckellep says:

    Jackie I was so sorry to read the passing of Lynnal, I considered him a friend and will be missed, as I know he will be by you, your Daughters and his Grandson. It was always a pleasure to chatt with Lynnal, he always had a smile. Jackie I can’t be there at his service, but I will pray for him and your family. Keep your chin up.

    Bob McKellep

  • Susan Kjelvik says:

    My deepest sympathies to you Jackie. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. I hope you can all find a bit of comfort in the memories you have made together.

  • Becky Mohr says:

    Prayers and hugs go out to you, Jackie, and your family🙏 God’s love surrounding you and lifting you up! I wish I could be with you on Tuesday. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Becky.

  • Ruth Paulson says:

    Jackie,your long-ago friend wishing you comfort and love through your children and family plus your great memories of what sounds like an awesome man. you are in my heart and I will pray for you, girl.

  • June Schulz says:

    Jackie-our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Gay Dempsey says:

    Jackie, I was so sorry to read of Lynal’s death. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Blessings upon you all.

  • Sharon Lovro says:

    Jackie, I’m so sorry for your loss of Lynnal. God’s peace to you and your family as you go through this difficult time.

  • Alice (Raesly) Poppen says:

    Jackie, I am so sad to read of the death of your husband at such a young age. I wish there was something I could do to make it better. May you have strength and faith to cope with this, along with your family.

  • Marsha Frericks says:

    My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  • Shaykett Family says:

    Laci and family we are so sorry for your loss and express our sympathy and know you guys are in our prayers.

  • G Huckeba says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. May the ‘God of all comfort’ be with you during this difficult time. I have personally found comfort in the promise at 1 Corinthians 15:26 where it states that very soon ‘death will be brought to nothing’. Then, we have the prospect of being reunited with our loved ones right here on earth (John 5:28,29). I truly hope this brings you comfort and hope. With deepest sympathies, Gwen and family.

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