MESSER, Norman 1918-1966
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 10/10/2015 at 07:39:24
Norman Messer Dies Suddenly
Norman Messer, who resided on a farm a short distance south of the Grundy Center cemetery, died Thursday forenoon at the Grundy hospital. He was stricken by a heart attack while he was working at the farm home. He was rushed to the hospital and died there very soon after his arrival. He was 47 years old.
The body was taken to the Ferree funeral home where funeral arrangements were made. Services were at two o'clock Sunday at the Ivester Church of the Brethren. Rev. Charles Albin officiated at the service. Burial was in the Sheller cemetery.
Norman was a son of Adam and Ada Messer. He was born on the Messer farm in Melrose township July 23, 1918, and grew up there. He and Dorothy Koch were married Dec. 30, 1949, at Waterloo. They had no children. He had farmed in Grundy and Black Hawk counties all his life.
Surviving are the wife, one sister, Ruth Messer, Chicago, two brothers, Kenneth, West Chicago, and Russell, Elgin, Ill.
Casketbearers were Kenneth Kahl, Donald Gummert, Glen Moats, Raymond Appel, Lowell Waldo and Gordon Davidson.
Music by the Ivester quartet, Glen Button, Charles Sheller, Galen Albright, Charles Sword. Mrs. Victor Davidson accompanist. Organist, Mrs. LeRoy Cakerice. Flower committee, Mrs. Victor Davidson and Mrs. Jay Miller.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 5 May 1966, pg 2
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