Louis P. Messmer

Louis P. Messmer

November 26, 1923 - January 04, 2019
Fenton, Missouri

LOUIS PETER MESSMER. Devoted son of the late Josef and Margaret Messmer. Beloved brother to the late Joseph, Catherine, John, Marge, George, Marie and Andrew Messmer.
Dearest husband for 71 years to V. Colleen Skaggs. Loving father to Gloria (Michael) McBride, Larry (Kathleen) Messmer, Deborah (James) Bowen, Rebecca Tussey, Gabrielle (Randy) Shore. Cherished Grampa "Papa Lou" to John McGrath, Laughton (Erin) Messmer, Megan (Mark) Campbell, Anna Harold, Shannon (Gary) Watterson, Mickey (Angie) McBride, Sarah Messmer, Brett Bowen, Colin and Spencer Shore. Great great Grandpa to Reid and Isabella McGrath, Dane and Max Watterson, Audra and Mia Harold, Olivia and Charlie McBride and Harrison Campbell. Dear uncle, brother-in-law, cousin and loving friend. Lou was a United States Navy veteran valiantly serving in the South Pacific during WWII. and a lifetime member of the D.A.V. (Disabled American Veterans). After a successful career with Union Electric, Lou enjoyed playing golf, watching the St. Louis Cardinals and spending countless hours freely helping others. He often said he was the "richest man" because of his love for his family and country. Lou never met a stranger. His highly infectious laughter could always bring smiles to everyone around him. He will dearly be missed by many. Heaven truly has a new angel, and we are sure he has introduced himself as "King Louie". The kingdom forever lives on. .

In lieu of flowers donations to the Wounded Warrior Project. PO Box 758517 Topeka, KS 66675-8515. Or the no kill animal shelter, BEST FRIENDS SOCIETY, Kanab, UTAH 84741



January 08, 2019, Tuesday
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
John L. Ziegenhein and Sons Funeral Homes
4830 Lemay Ferry Road, Saint Louis, MO 63129

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January 08, 2019, Tuesday
12:00 pm -
John L.Ziegenhein and Sons Funeral Homes
4830 Lemay Ferry Road, Saint Louis, MO 63129

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This sweet man was a joy to be around. My life is richer for having known him and he will be missed. My sincere and deepest sympathy to Colleen and the entire family. I'll never forget his laugh. Prayers for all.
-Michele Pyle

So sorry to hear about Lou. He was such a sweet guy and wonderful neighbor. Loved by all who knew him. He will be missed!
-Carol Hoffmann

The memories go way back. Mr. Messmer always had a smile and greeted everyone with kindness. He was truly a good person. We had a great group of neighbors and all had so much fun together. Prayers and hugs for all of you.
-Becky Ferguson Agatsuma

My uncle Lou was one of a kind. When we were young and our families would get together, Uncle Lou would always get the kids laughing. He took me to my first Cardinal game and on the way home, my cousin and I hung out the sunroof cheering on the cardinal win. I am sure my mom and the other brothers and sisters were there to greet him when he entered into heaven. God bless uncle Lou, Aunt Colleen, and all those who dearly loved him. May he Rest In Peace.
-Patricia Laury

Condolences to the Messmer family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Psalms 147:3 says God, "heals the broken hearted, and binds up their wounds." May God bring you comfort and peace.
-Williams Family

So sorry that you lost your father. He raised an amazing daughter. He lived a long life and is now in Heaven with our Lord.
-Doss Margiotta

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