The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


January 5, 2013

Fred Gene Mieswinkel


Fred Gene Mieswinkel, age 79, of Mount Vernon, Mo., passed away at 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at the Lawrence County Manor in Mount Vernon.

He was born Dec. 29, 1933,, the son of the late Loren and Alberta (Williams) Mieswinkel.  

Freddie, as he was affectionately known, retired from the Lawrence County Court House where he worked in the Recorder of Deeds office. He was an avid historian and caretaker for the Zion Cemetery.

He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his brother, Harlan Mieswinkel, of Springfield; his sister, Taffy Doss and his niece, Jodi Hamm and her husband, Doug and their children, Brittney and Dakota, all of Mount Vernon.

A funeral service, under the direction of the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 7, at the First Christian Church, of Mount Vernon, with burial at the Zion Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service, at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to the Zion Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

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