Daniel O. Messner, 86, bricklayer/mason, John Deere tractor lover, St. John’s member

By on August 31, 2016

Daniel O. Messner, 86, of Denver, passed away Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, at Denver Health and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born in Ephrata to the late Allison and Sarah (Kessler) Messner, and was the husband of the late Lorraine (Echternach) Messner, who passed away in 2006.

He was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Denver. Daniel was a wrestling fan, loved John Deere tractors, and had attended many tractor pulls. He also loved his dog, Rainbow. He was a hard worker and well loved by everyone. Daniel worked as a bricklayer and mason for many years.

Daniel is survived by three children: Bill Messner; Mike, husband of Bonnie Messner; and Lisa Messner, all of Denver; two granddaughters: Melissa, wife of Eric Ferris; and Heidi Schwartz; five great-grandchildren: Hunter and Jase Ferris; Lexi, Austin, and Kyle Schwartz; a cousin: Irene Miller; and a sister-in-law: Arlene Shank.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a sister: Helen Wenrich.

A graveside service and interment will be private at the Fairview Cemetery Annex, Denver.

Arrangements by Roseboro Stradling Funeral and Cremation Services Inc., Denver. Online condolences can be given at roseborostradling.com.

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