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home : obituaries : obituaries February 26, 2015

5/15/2014 8:00:00 AM
Nita D. Messer
Aug. 3 1946 - May 7, 2014

Nita D. Messer, 67, Akron, formerly of North Manchester, passed

away at 9:50 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at her son Bob and wife Lisa's home.

She was born Aug. 3, 1946, in Rochester, to Harry and Martha (Dunsizer) Norman. She married Emmitt Messer in June 1962.

She was a graduate of Aubbeenaubbee High School. Nita had worked at Akron Elementary School, Da-Lite Screen and Peabody Retirement Community, among others. She enjoyed her grandkids, mushroom hunting and fishing.

Survivors include fours sons, Bob and wife Lisa Messer, Akron, Michael Messer, North Manchester, David Messer, Pierceton, and Norman and wife Karen Messer, Ashburn, Va.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Preceding Nita in death are her husband Emmitt on Oct. 1, 1982, sister Nancy Ousley and two brothers, Bob and Dee Norman

Memorial service is 11 a.m. Saturday, May 17, 2014, at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron, with Pastor Danny Honeycutt officiating. Visitation is 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial is in Culver Masonic Cemetery, Culver.

Memorial contributions may be made to Kosciusko County Hospice. Online condolences may be sent through the funeral home's web site at

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