Mariana Meissner Memorial Fund

Mariana Kathryn Meissner, age 19, was a daughter, sister, niece, granddaughter, auntie, godmother, and friend to so many! Many are aware that on Friday, February 15, 2019, the world lost a beautiful young girl. On behalf of the family, they would like to extend a huge thank you to all those who have reached out in love and support. The family has received an overwhelming number of requests to give or donate in Mariana's honor, so this account has been established by family friends to allow people to contribute to the "Mariana Meissner Memorial Fund".  

Mariana was as beautiful on the inside as she was on the outside and had a heart to serve and care for others. Mariana’s faith in God was immeasurable and we are at peace knowing she is dancing in her Savior’s arms.

Mariana was adopted by Mike and Kat in February 2010, from Haiti. Mariana took off running the moment she landed in America. A 2017 graduate from Coleman High School, she was a member of 4-H, played clarinet in the band, was very artistic and was a gifted athlete competing in track, softball (was selected to the all-state team), volleyball and especially her most loved sport – basketball. She played AAU basketball for the Purple Aces and Legends. Mariana went on to play volleyball and basketball at UW Marinette and earned an award for outstanding player at the basketball state tournament. She also competed on the Coleman Equestrian team and earned many top 10 placings at the state level. After a year at UW Marinette, Mariana decided to pursue a career in cosmetology and began classes in September 2018. She loved helping others look beautiful.  As a member of St. Anne Catholic Parish, she was an altar server and went on nine SHINE Catholic Mission trips helping those in need from coast to coast.  

Please pray for the Meissner and Ziemer families as they navigate life without Mariana. 

Fundraising team: Friends of Meissner's (4)

Ginger Helm
Reedsburg, WI
Kathryn Meissner
Amy Ziemer Kolterjahn
Team member
Kat Meissner
Team member

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