Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 12, 2010 at the United Methodist Church in Storm Lake. Burial was in the Lone Tree Cemetery in Sioux Rapids. The Sliefert Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements.
Micheal J. Meusburger, the son of Merle "Mike" and Jessie (Means) Meusburger, was born in Lake City, on April 24, 1952. Mike lived his youth in Truesdale and attended school in Truesdale through the 6th grade and then attended Albert City-Truesdale High School in Albert City where he graduated with the Class of 1970. He continued his education at Buena Vista College in Storm Lake. Mike was confirmed at the Truesdale United Methodist Church in 1965 and served as president of the MYF. He also participated in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Micheal was united in marriage to Teresa Buse on Aug. 15, 1971 in Albert City, and together this couple was blessed with two children: Misty and Cory. Mike and Teresa later divorced. Micheal and Kelly Cheevers exchanged their wedding vows on July 5, 1996. Early in his business career, Mike worked with his father for Quad States Builders from Des Moines. He was always affiliated with the lumber business and worked at lumberyards in Denison, Albert City, Ruthven, Schoeneman Lumber in Spencer and United Building Center in Storm Lake. Mike retired in 2000 due to health complications. He and Kelly also owned and operated the Circle M Bar in Truesdale for 10 years, selling the business in 2002. He was very civic minded and served on the Truesdale City Council and later became the mayor of Truesdale for 4 years. Mike was very athletic and when he was younger, he participated in football and track and also wrestled in the state tournament in Des Moines. He continued to give his son pointers in football even when he could no longer play the game. Mike loved being outdoors and also spending time camping with his family. He was a well traveled person who enjoyed trips to Las Vegas, Spain, Hawaii, Paris, France, Minnesota, and Missouri.
Mike will always hold a special place in the hearts of his family which include his wife, Kelly of Truesdale; his children: Misty and Reid Jensen of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Cory and Kari Meusburger of Sioux City; two step-children: Josh Mahler and his special friend, Jeni of Paullina; Chad Mahler and his special friend, Jessica of Sutherland; his grandchildren: Addison, Alexander and Genevieve Jensen; Meah and Micah Meusburger; step-grandchildren: Corbin, Braden, and Kylin Mahler; his mother, Jessie Meusburger of Truesdale; three brothers and their wives: Jeffery and Terry Meusburger of Tyler, Minn.; Allan and Deb Meusburger of Laurens; Kelly and Lisa Meusburger of Schaller; his sister and brother-in-law, Joleen and John Owen of Aurelia; aunts; uncles; nieces; nephews; cousins; other extended family and his many friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Merle "Mike" Meusburger; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Howard and Pearl Cheevers.