.April 2, 2013
.Green Bay Press-Gazette.
"Bea" Messenger, 83, Oconto, died Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013, at her
home with her family by her side. Bea lived out her final days at her
childhood home address of 418 Adams Street., Oconto. Bea was born July
2, 1929, in Oconto, to the late Ransom and Laurina (LeMay) Rhode. She
married Francis "Tat" Messenger on June 20, 1953. He preceded her in
death on April 15, 2004.
Bea is survived by three sons, Keith "Black" (Cindy) Messenger, Oconto;
Ken Messenger, Oconto; Brian (Rachel) Messenger, Oconto; two daughters,
Amy (Butch) Mehlberg, Oconto; Ann (Joel) Hornblad, Oconto; a brother
Ransom "Buck" (Audrey) Rhode, Coleman; and eight grandchildren. She was
preceded in death by a sister Ann "Tootie" Bitters.
The family will receive relatives and friends at the Gallagher Funeral
Home, Oconto, from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2013, with prayer
services by Chaplain Karen Ann Hanson. Visitation will continue on
Saturday, April 6, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Holy Trinity
Catholic Church, Oconto. Mass of Christian Burial will be co-celebrated
by Rev. Joel Sember and Rev. Craig Alwin. Online condolences may be
expressed at www.gallagherfuneralhome.net.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given.
Bea's famous quote was always, "I thought I was ok, but I guess I'm
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