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Robert E. Messersmith

February 1, 1934 ~ November 23, 2020 (age 86)

Obituary

Robert E. Messersmith, age 86, of Marion passed away on Monday, November 23, 2020 at the University Nursing Center, Upland, Indiana.

Robert was born on February 1, 1934 in Grant County, Indiana the son of the late William and Delores (Tinkle) Messersmith.  He married Carolyn J. Brown on September 5, 1952, and she survives.

Robert was a farmer and owned and operated a lawn and garden shop for 15 years.  He also worked in maintenance at Star Bank in Marion for seven years until his retirement in 2002.  He was a member of the Roseberg Church of God and enjoyed working in his yard and working crossword puzzles.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Messersmith of Marion; a son, Dennis (Katrina) Messersmith of Marion; two daughters, Cathy Atkinson of Hartford City and Debbie Elliott of Eaton; three brothers, Kenneth Messersmith of Kokomo, Carl (Barbara) Messersmith of Hartford City and Tommy (Cheryl) Messersmith of Florida; sisters, Norma (Tom) Ferrazzano of Converse, Phyllis (Robert) Cupp of Kokomo, and Jacque (Gene) Smith of Converse; brother-in-law, Joe Himelick of Tomball, Texas; 7 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Robert was also preceded in death by one granddaughter, a sister, Marilyn Himelick and sister-in-law, Marilyn Messersmith.

Friends and family may call from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 28, 2020 at Raven-Choate Funeral Home, 1202 W. Kem Road, Marion, Indiana.  Funeral Services will begin at 1:00 p.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Bill Fulda officiating.

Burial will immediately follow funeral services in Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Huntington County, Indiana.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Roseburg Church of God, 2057 S. Roseburg Pike, Marion, Indiana 46953.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
November 28, 2020

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Raven-Choate Funeral Home
1202 Kem Road
Marion, IN 46952

Funeral Service
Saturday
November 28, 2020

1:00 PM
Raven-Choate Funeral Home
1202 Kem Road
Marion, IN 46952

Donations

Roseburg Church of God
2057 S. Roseburg Pike, Marion IN 46953

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