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MESSER, Kendall Brice 'Ken' 1949 - 2021


Posted By: Joey Stark
Date: 4/18/2021 at 15:03:38

"The Fairfield Ledger"
Thursday, April 8, 2021
Page 6

Warrensburg, Mo.

Former Fairfield resident Kendall "Ken" Brice MESSER, now was a resident of Warrensburg, Mo., died unexpectedly on April 3, 2021, at the age of 71.

Kendall is survived by his wife of 50-plus years, Barbara (nee AVAUX); his children, Jessica (Doug) BRAUER, Sara (Brian) SHEWRY and Eric (Alisa) MESSER; his grandchildren, Jacob and Addison BRAUER, Aiden SHEWRY and Kaci and Angelica MESSER; his two sisters, Shirley (Lee) SMITH and Sharon (Brad) STANLEY; and his brother, Brian (Joy) MESSER.

Ken was born in Fairfield, Iowa, on Oct. 18, 1949, to Clifford and Mazie MESSER. He graduated from Iowa State University in 1971 with a degree in Animal Science. He later graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 1988. Kendall retired from Edward Jones in 2011 after a 37-year career in banking and financial planning.

Ken was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He greatly enjoyed gardening and singing in the First United Methodist Church choir. He was a longtime member of Rotary International, serving as District Governor from 2013-2014. A strong believer in servant leadership and an avid volunteer, Ken served on many boards and participated in many organizations including Lions Club, the Executive Board of Care Connection for Aging Services and the Board of Directors of the Trails Regional Library Foundation, and WIG Investment Club.

A visitation wil be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, April 9, at Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home in Warrensburg. A funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 10, at First United Methodist Church in Warrensburg followed by burial at Sunset Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Music Ministry of the First United Methodist Church in Warrensburg or the Trails Regional Library Foundation in Warrensburg. Due to COVID-19, masks will be required at all memorial events to honor, respect, and protect Ken's family.

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*Transcribed for genealogy purposes; I have no relation to the person(s) mentioned.


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