Raymond L. Messer, Sr.
08/30/1924 - 03/09/2021
Obituary For Raymond L. Messer, Sr.
Raymond L. Messer, Sr. age 96 of Hamilton passed away Tuesday March 9, 2021. He was born August 30, 1924 in Williamsdale, Ohio the son of the late Elijah and Laura Boggs Messer. Mr. Messer was a World War II veteran serving in the U.S. Army Air Force. On June 22, 1946 he married Edna Durbin and she preceded him in death in 1999. He worked for many years as a press operator at General Motors and was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Mr. Messer was an avid fisherman and card player who loved life and spending time with his family. He is survived by three children Brenda (Patrick) Erb, Joyce (Robert) Wolke, and Ray (Teresa) Messer, Jr.; nine grandchildren Rachel (Brian) Rutledge, Patrick (Amy) Erb, II, Katie (Ryan) Collins, Robert (Nancy) Wolke, III, Laura (Nick) Dirr, Sarah (Scott) Fetters, Andrew Wolke, Ray Messer, III, and Kyle Messer; eighteen great grandchildren; one great great grandson, and sisters in law Jo Ann (Wayne) Skipper and Donna Gault. Mr. Messer is also survived by many nieces and nephews, and was also preceded in death by his siblings Laurence Messer, Robert Messer, Lena DeBoard, Valora Jones, Mary Ann Sandow, and Betty Messer. Visitation on Monday March 15, 2021 at Queen of Peace Church, 2550 Millville Avenue, Hamilton, Ohio from 11:00 AM until the time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 PM, with Father James Wedig, officiating. Entombment to follow at St. Stephen Mausoleum with full military honors. The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to Hospice of Hamilton, Dr. Paula Weisenberger, and to Raymond's granddaughter Nancy for their compassionate care. Memorial contributions would be appreciated to Queen of Peace Church. THE WEBSTER FUNERAL HOME 3080 Homeward Way, Fairfield is serving the family. www.websterfuneralhomes.com
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