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“Nancy, my heart breaks for you and your family. Mike will be forever in our hearts and prayers ”
1 of 18 | Posted by: Lynn Hayward (Matako) - Vassar, MI

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Mike will be greatly missed! ”
2 of 18 | Posted by: Teri Kata - Unionville, MI

“My prayers to your family for the loss of Mr. Messer. I have fond memories of time spent visiting your home and family years ago. He was a good man...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Susan Godde - Mount Pleasan, MI

“Sending Hugs and deepest sympathies to Nancy, Michael and rest of family. Mike was a wonderful joyful person who will be remembered for his great...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: Heather Peche and Family - Wayne, MI

“Cindy, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this heartbreaking time. I am so very sorry for your loss of your Dad. I pray the...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Darlene Hare - Birch Run, MI

“My cousin Michael W. Messer Sr. was such a loving, caring, and fantastic man. Heaven got a wonderful new angel, but the Earth lost a great husband,...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Donna Bardocz - Howell, MI

“Mike was a good friend and an even better person. He truly touched so many people with his caring and kind personality. My thoughts and prayers...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Ron LaValley - Midland, MI

“You are all in our thoughts & prayers. Mike was a very kind & funny man & he will be greatly missed. Laura & Donna ”
8 of 18 | Posted by: Laura Fischer - Bay City, MI

“Mike was one of those rare people with a big heart that would do what he could to make you laugh. When Rachel was at lighthouse it was Halloween ...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Rachel & Dale Maurer - Snover, MI

“Mike brought laughter and good cheer to many of the lives he has touched. I will miss my good friend.Geoff ”
10 of 18 | Posted by: Geoff Krieger - Saginaw, MI

“I am very sorry to hear of the loss of you father. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
11 of 18 | Posted by: Marianne Schultz - Birch Run, MI

“Cindy, I just want you to know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. You have my deepest sympathy. ”
12 of 18 | Posted by: Joshua Muehlfeld - Frankenmuth, MI

“My prayers to the family. Mike became a good friend. He will be greatly missed. ”
13 of 18 | Posted by: Leticia Ybarra - Midland, MI

“My prayers to the family. Mike became a good friend. He will be greatly missed. ”
14 of 18 | Posted by: Leticia Ybarra - Midland, MI

“Cindy, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family.Blessings,Pat Castle ”
15 of 18 | Posted by: Pat Castle - Reese, MI - Coworker

“I may not be there physically, however you know I am in heart and soul. My love to all of you. May Uncle Mike rest easy knowing his family will be...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: Linda (Tink) Dartt - CA - Family

“I am so sorry for your loss. I've known Mike for many years he was a great guy. ”
17 of 18 | Posted by: Mike Tomasino - Burton, MI

“NancySo Sorry for your loss. Thinking of all the times we had together. Davem3 ”
18 of 18 | Posted by: Dave Fall - Newberry,, MI

Michael William Messer, Sr., was born in Highland Park, MI on August 30, 1944 to the late Roy Edmond and Edlough Belle (McCreedy) Messer. He passed away November 25, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. He served in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam and was a member of the V.F.W. Post 4786 in Fairgrove, MI. He was a Master Electrician and was retired from Delphi. He truly loved his dog Tikanni Marie. He enjoyed bowling, genealogy and computers.
He is survived by his wife, the former Nancy M. Thomas whom he married December 26, 1964 at Wisner United Methodist Church. He also leaves 3 children: Wendy Laurraine (Dan Darrin) Sayles, Cindy Lou (Steven Mark) Smith and Michael William (Susan Renee) Messer, Jr., a niece Linda Belle (Don) Dartt, his grandchildren: Jonathan Smith, Jacob Prahl, Christel Prahl, Ashlyn (Brandon) Donnelly, Briana Payea, Brooke Payea, Michael Joseph Messer, Brandee Sayles and Mason Sayles, and a brother Roy Edmond Messer, Jr. He was preceded in death by his sister Linda Ann Crosby.
Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Penzien-Steele Funeral Home, 149 N. Main St., Vassar, MI Pastor Greg Shepherd will officiate. Visiting hours will be Tuesday from 2 to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until service time. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, the Lighthouse in Caro or the Tuscola Community Church.