Vern Messersmith
November 20, 1942 - January 8, 2022
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Vern Messersmith Passed away peacefully on January 8, 2022 at age 79. He is survived by his wife Mary Jane (nee Wakeen), son Andrew Messersmith (Annie Schlesinger and son Charlie), daughter Christen Adams, grandchildren Malisa and Zachary, great-granddaughter Vara, and siblings Linda (Neil) Masteller and Leroy (the late Rose) Messersmith. Further survived by the Van…

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Mike Temke left a message on April 3, 2022:
Mary I was very surprised to find out Vern had died… You have my condolences cause I know he was a super guy and great husband to you… Loved having you in my program at the VA hospital… My phone is 414-510-8470… Be nice to talk…
Phil and Cheryl Andreshak and Family left a message on January 16, 2022:
So very sorry to hear of Vern's passing. He was a Great neighbor and friend to our entire family. Each one of us have fond memories of him. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Messermith and Van Riper families. May God comfort you in your time of sorrow.
Ted Rehl left a message on January 16, 2022:
It was his smile. I don't care what anyone brought to the table on a given day, that smile and his hand on your shoulder would set you free. Vern was a gift.
Mary Nehrling left a message on January 15, 2022:
Dear Mary, Andrew and Christen, How sad it is to hear of Vern's passing. He was the kind of man you wanted influencing this world forever. As a support teacher, I was in all of the elementary school buildings in West Allis & was blessed to meet Franklin Elementary's Principal, Mr. Messersmith. Vern set a tone of caring about everyone who entered his building - students, parents, teachers, everyone!. The atmosphere of welcome & respecting, & caring was evident each time I walked into Franklin. Then I met you, Mary, as the GCT teacher for our daughters, and it certainly made sense that you would be Vern's wife & he your husband! Andrew & Christen, thank you for sharing both of your parents with so many other kids & their families. I pray that the memories of the love and care Vern gave to you, & the knowledge of the positive influence he was on the lives of those who knew him, brings you joy for his life on earth & now in the presence of God. In Peace, Mary
Randy Laird left a message on January 14, 2022:
My wife and I are very sorry for your loss.Please accept our condolences.
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janet wilson left a message on January 14, 2022:
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janet wilson left a message on January 14, 2022:
Our hearts are with you Mary and Andy on this very sad day. We only knew Vern for a short amount of time but felt we got to know him well. He had a wonderful dry sense of humour and could make us laugh with his one line comments and infectious laughter. We will carry these memories with us always. All our love, Jan and Martin x
Chris and Spencer Smith left a message on January 13, 2022:
We will always cherish the good times we had with Vern and Mary during our many travels around the world. Vern was a very special friend, and colleague and he will be missed.
Lenore Barczak left a message on January 13, 2022:
Dear Mary and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Vern was a special man. My fondest memory was Mary and Vern driving to Memphis for my 50th Birthday. It was such an honor having you there. My prayers go out to you. Lenore
Will Hempel left a message on January 13, 2022:
Vern was a charismatic, intelligent and kind educational leader. He positively influenced the lives of hundreds, if not thousands of person. I read with sadness of his passing, but his passing sparks memories of being his colleague and friend. Along with Norm Domach, he was a mentor and confidant. My condolences are expressed to the family. Vern was a special person.
Will Hempel left a message on January 13, 2022:
Vern was one of my mentors, along with Norm Domach. He was not only an exceptionally kind man, he was also a charismatic educator and leader. It is with sadness to read of his passing, but also it was joyful period of my time knowing Vern as a colleague and friend. My condolences to his wife and family. He will be missed by literally hundreds of people whom he positively influenced.
Krause Funeral Home & Cremation Services left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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