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Information for Matthias Messer
9 December, 1920 3 December, 1987
From The Idaho Press Tribune
December, 1987

Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Matt Messer

     Services for Matt Messer, 66, of Nampa, who died Thursday, Dec. 3, at the Caldwell hospital, will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
    The Rev. John Koelsch of St. Mary's Catholic Church of Caldwell will officiate. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Nampa.
    He was born Dec. 9, 1920, at Vananda, Mont., to Phillip and Elizabeth Zentner Messer. He was reared and educated in Vananda. He worked on the family farm until 1942, when he entered the U.S. Army and served during World War II.
    He married Nancy E. Miller Feb. 27, 1947, at Elko, Nev., and they made their home and farmed near Marsing for fifteen years. They later lived and farmed at Nampa and Caldwell. They had lived on their present farm for 18 years. He retired in 1982.
    He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and of the American Legion Joseph H. Murray Post No. 18 in Nampa.
    He is survived by his wife of Nampa; a son, Calvin L. Messer of Nampa; a stepson, Robert L. Miller of Caldwell; a stepdaughter, Myrna Graybeal of Spokane, Wash.; two brothers, Paul Messer of Billings, Mont., Irvin Messer of Butte, Mont.; three sisters, Barbara Dietz of Laurel, Mont., Catherine Wirtz and Lucille Daugherty, both of Billings; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by two brothers, a sister and a grandchild.
    Friends may call from 1 to 9 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. until time of services on Tuesday at the Nampa Flahiff chapel.

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