Nicholas Charles Meisch

Funeral Mass for Nicholas Charles Meisch, Sr. will be celebrated Saturday, March 9, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Coupeville. Rev. John J. O’Leary, SJ of St. Mary’s and Rev. John C. Madigan of St. Stephen the Martyr, Renton, will concelebrate. Cremation was held with private family inurnment to follow at a later date.

Nicholas Charles Meisch, Sr, died of a heart attack Feb. 22, 2002 at his home in Clinton. He was born August 28, 1961, in Great Lakes, Ill., to Adolph P. and Dolores M. (Trafton) Meisch, Sr. He graduated from the Northshore School District in Bothell.

Nick loved the outdoors. He derived pleasure from the mountains to the depths of the sound. Nick was an avid water and snow skier, diver, white water rafter, river guide and most recently, sailor. He was developing plans for a charter boat service aboard his sailboat “Flight Risk” at the time of his death. Nick was a member of the Whidbey Island Naval Sailing Association (WINSA). Sailing became his great joy and brought peace to his life.

Nick spent several years serving as a volunteer firefighter with the town of Index, a job in which he took great pride. For the past two years, he had been a resident of Clinton.

Nick is survived by one son, Nicholas Charles Meisch, Jr.; and by his parents, Adolph and Dolores Meisch of Oak Harbor. He is also survived by eight brothers and sisters and their spouses: Dolores Struthers (Duane) of Calloway, Minn.; Rosanne Berkey (Bill) of Las Vegas; Adolph P. “Skip” Meisch Jr. (Roberta) of Bothell; Cheryl Parrott (Doug) of Edmonds; Susan Lingenfelter of Renton; Timothy Meisch, Sr. (Cheryl) of Bothell; Roberta Phillips (Craig) of Woodinville; and Jill-Ann Cooper (Doug) of Mercer Island. Fifteen nieces and nephews and eight grand nieces and nephews also survive.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Index Volunteer Fire Fighters Association. Cremation was held under the direction of the Burley Funeral Chapel. This obituary is at

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