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Memorial Service

St. Rose Parish Hall
Friday November 12th, 2021
2:00pm - 2:00pm

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Earl Dean Messer

Earl Dean Messer, 82, of Council Grove, Kansas, passed away on October 28, 2021.

Earl was born on Jan. 21, 1939 to James and Leatha Messer in Galena, KS. He graduated from Riverton High School in 1957. Earl was married to Shirley Jean Stone of Columbus, KS. on July 26, 1958. They were married 63 years and had three children, Tammy, James, and Tracy.

Earl and Shirley lived in Columbus, KS. for a time. He learned to be a brick mason from his father-in-law, Jack Stone and was also a postman. Later, Earl worked in the oil and gas field in Donaldsonville, LA. He moved his family to Moscow, KS. In 1974 and worked there as a meterman, and Field Supervisor for Mobil Oil. Earl and Shirley retired to Council Grove, KS. In 2001

Earl’s hobbies included fishing, birdwatching, and woodworking. He especially loved spending time with his kids, grandkids, and his great grands. Earl served in the Army as an MP. He was also a volunteer fire fighter in Moscow, KS.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Messer; daughter, Tammy LeNeve and Johnny Johnson; son, Jim Messer, wife Corky; daughter, Tracy Koop, and husband Tim; 7 grandchildren, Gage LeNeve; Amber and A.J. Brechbuhler; Tanner and Andrea Messer; Tasha and Ben Green; Jared, Jayson, and Gia Koop; 9 great grands, Shelby, Aubrey, and Chance Brechbuhler; Calvin, Colton, and Lyla Messer; Ava, Bodhi, and Mila Green. He is also survived by one sister, Wilma Douffet of Galena, KS.

Earl was preceded in death by his parents, James and Leatha Messer; sisters, Ada Carlisle, and Birdie Messer; brothers, Art, Joe,Calvin, and Duke Smittle; Bill and Jerry Messer; and Joe Douffet; his in-laws Jack and Nadine Stone.

Memorial service will be held on Nov. 12, 2021 at 2P.M. at St. Rose of Lima Parish Center, 300 Spencer St., Council Grove, KS.

Family suggests donations in Earl’s name go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation to end Parkinson’s Disease.

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A candle was lit in memory of Earl Messer

Avery Lee Nov 13 2021 10:25 PM

American Legion Post #121 Council Grove

The members of Post #121 wish to offer our condolences for the loss of your veteran.

Commander Rebecca Elias

Roman Asebedo Nov 7 2021 7:35 PM

Sorry to hear about Dean passing, worked with him at Mobil Oil Hickok Plant, he was always fun to work with. Prayers and sympathy to his family.

Gary Lee Nov 6 2021 11:17 PM

Dear Messer Family ... Mom and I heard about Dean's passing. We are so sorry for your loss. Dean was a great friend and like another father to us Browns. Our family is praying for your family at this time. Pam and Judy Brown

Pam Brown Williams Nov 3 2021 4:30 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Earl Messer

Jami Oct 29 2021 7:50 PM