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Joe Messmann, 70, of Antwerp, passed away Saturday, December 25, 2021, at Lutheran Hospital, Ft. Wayne, Indiana
Joe was born in Ft. Wayne, Indiana on December 1, 1951, a son of Myrtle Rekeweg (Saurer) & the late Glenn Messmann.
He worked at Paragon for 34 years. Joe was a big sports fan. He was an avid San Francisco Giants fan and spent many Sundays rooting on the Chicago Bears. Most of all, he loved cheering on his grandkids in all they did.
Joe will be sadly missed by his wife, Linda; children, April (Mike) Krouse, Andrew (Tammy) Messmann, & Abigail (Ben) Clem; mother, Myrtle Rekeweg; siblings, Joy Messmann, Margie (Dan) Gordon, & Marsha (Mike) Rohrs; & grandchildren, Luke, Lydia, Faith, & Hailey.
He was also preceded in death by his brother, Richard Messmann.
Viewing is Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, from 4-8 PM, at Dooley Funeral Home, 202 W River St, Antwerp, Ohio 45813.
Service is Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, at 10:30 AM with viewing one hour prior at Mt Calvary Lutheran Church, 3497 County Rd 424, Antwerp, OH 45813.
Guests must wear nose and mouth covering masks at all times, maintain social distancing, and refrain from contact to keep everyone safe while participating in his viewing and funeral service.
He will be laid to rest at Maumee Cemetery
Memorials are to Mt Calvary Lutheran Church or Worship Anew, 5 Martin Luther Dr, Fort Wayne, IN 46825.
Fond memories may be shared at dooleyfuneralhome.com.
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So sorry for your loss, prayers for you and your family.
Denny & June Lucas Jan 11 2022 10:48 PM
A candle was lit in memory of Joe Messmann
Denny& June Lucas Jan 11 2022 10:46 PM
So very sorry Linda and family, many prayers to you.
Hal and Kim Kemerer Jan 2 2022 12:45 PM
Joe was a great guy for sure
B.S. Jan 1 2022 12:40 PM
One of the best friends that you could ask for in life, that was my friend Joe. I will miss you immensely but won't forget the great times we had over the years. Prayers for Linda and the family.
Mark & Diana Balogh Dec 30 2021 3:02 PM
Linda and family so sorry for your loss never easy God Bless..
Judy C Blevins Dec 29 2021 4:27 PM
I picture Joe and Dad in heaven jumping in a truck and delivering bread and vegetables to needy people in purgatory! Then, a little softball later on when the work is done.
Ricky Balogh Dec 29 2021 11:36 AM
To family and especially to my dear friends Margie and Marsha - my heart goes out to you and pray that God gives you comfort during this difficult time.
Kim Wykoff Dec 29 2021 8:23 AM
So sorry to hear of Joe's untimely passing. Great man and father! Always had that friendly laugh. You all have my deepest sympathies. Unfortunately I won't be able to attend the viewing but you are all in my thoughts during these difficult times.
Chad Benschneider Dec 28 2021 9:12 PM
Great man who cared deeply about his great family! I worked with Joe the summer after I graduated high school. Such a pleasant guy who I always enjoyed a nice visit with. He often sat close by at Archer games when we broadcasted……I will miss that!! RIP Joe and condolences to your entire family
Kenny Stabler Dec 28 2021 6:41 PM