Joe M. Tersiner
1915 - 2008
Joe M. Tersiner died Oct. 30, 2008 at RTA Hospice in Payson. He was born on Oct. 6 1915 in Pittsburg, Kansas to Joe and Mary Tersiner of Yale, Kansas.
He married Margaret Utermoehlen of Arma Kansas on Feb. 10, 1945.
Mr. Tersiner was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served on the USS Carter Hall LSD3 in the South Pacific during World War II.
He was a longtime resident of Arma, Kansas and a proud member of UMWA Local 580, retiring in 1974 after 40 years with Mackie Clements Coal Co.
Mr. Tersiner was a member of the American Legion, Arma Masonic Lodge, the Mirza Shrine and the SNPJ Lodge.
He is survived by his son, Bruce Tersiner of Koloa, Hawaii; daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Tom Harmison of Payson; granddaughter, Heather Harmison of Fountain Hills; and brother, August Tersiner of Ottawa, Kansas.
He was preceded in death by his wife on Oct. 8, 2002; his parents; brothers, Leo and Louie Tersiner; sisters, Josephine Christman, Jennie Kraner, Bertha Strukel, Annie Colsello and an infant sister.
According to his wishes, he will be cremated. No formal services are planned, but online visitation may be done by messingerpayson.com and then link to visitation.