Monday, November 25, 2013

Wilbur Dean Messersmith (Oct. 31, 1934 - Nov. 25, 2007)

Wilbur Dean Messersmith was born on Oct. 31, 1934 in Fancy Prairie, Illinois. He died on November 25, 2007 at the age of 73 in Springfield, Illinois "Wilbur Dean Messersmith, age 73, of Springfield died Sunday, November 25, 2007 at his residence. Survived by: Daughters – Kathy (Tom) Mileham of Springfield and Sandra Messersmith of Petersburg. Sons – Paul (Sharon) Messersmith of Tice and Kurt Messersmith of Athens. Brothers- Eugene Messersmith of Salisbury, MD and William Edward Messersmith Jr. of Morris and LaVerne Messersmith of Sanford, FL and Merle Messersmith of Athens. Sisters- Lucille Mehochko of Orange City, FL and Lena Blane of Mason City and Mary Bender of Sanford, FL. Grandchildren- Adam (Bridget) Rebbe and Peggy (Kyle) Windisch. Great-Grandchildren – Hana, Lani, Cole. Several Nieces and Nephews Mr. Messersmith was born October 31, 1934 in Fancy Prairie, IL, the son of William Edward and Charlotte Long Messersmith. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister. Mr. Messersmith graduated from Athens High School in 1952 and later from Springfield Junior College in 1963. He was a member of the Athens Christian Church and was retired from Sangamo Construction when he retired to Sanford, FL. He had been residing back in Springfield for the past five years and was actively involved with the St. John’s Breadline. Mr. Messersmith loved the ocean." (Source)

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