Paul Edwin Miesner Sr., 80, died peacefully in his sleep Aug. 4, 2019 at his home. He was a graduate of DuPont Manual High School, Class of 1956, and attended the University of Louisville J.B. Speed School of Engineering.
He began his career working for the Louisville Gas & Electric Company. He was then drafted into the Army during the Berlin Conflict. Upon receiving his associate degree from UofL, he worked as a DSO designer for the Ford Motor Company (KTP) for 31 years. He was a life-long member of Redeemer Lutheran Church.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, the former Bettie Hester; his daughters, Mrs. Paula Miller (Kevin) and Mrs. Holly Staab (Nathan); his son, Philip Miesner (April); daughter-in-law, Lisa Miesner; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ellen Stice, Carole Ann Shramovich (George) and Judy Stuenkel (David); and two brothers, Tommy Miesner (Fran) and Herman Miesner; along with a host of nieces, nephews and dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman A. Miesner and Ellen Epperson Miesner; his son, Paul E. Miesner Jr.; and brother-in-law, Kenneth Stice.
Some of his greatest pleasures were helping people, especially fixing things for neighbors and maintaining the Redeemer Lutheran Church property. He also enjoyed spending time with his immediate and extended family. He never gave up hope that he would someday overcome his debilitating physical condition, and he kept a positive attitude to the end.
His funeral service was held on Aug. 9, 2019 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 3640 River Park Dr., with burial following at Brookland Cemetery. Visitation was held at Embry-Bosse Funeral Home and at his church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church.