Dorothy A. Messer

Obituary for Dorothy A. Messer

March 4, 1932 - April 10, 2018
McHenry, Illinois | Age 86


Dorothy A. Messer, age 86, of McHenry, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, April 10, 2018. She was born March 4, 1932, to the late Alfred and Jennie Allen. On March 7, 1953, Dorothy married the love of her life, Glen Messer, in Pascagoula, Mississippi.
Dorothy was an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 491 serving as past president. She also volunteered for the American Red Cross and served as a Deacon at Faith Presbyterian Church in McHenry. Dorothy will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Glen; dear children: Douglas Messer, David Messer, and Nancy Piper; cherished grandchildren: Jason, Amanda, Adam, Janean, Carol-Ann, Kathleen, Lauren, and Alissa; and 12 beloved great-grandchildren. Dorothy is further survived by her siblings: Arlene and Robert.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her siblings: Charles and Olga; and daughter-in-law, Marilyn.
Services will be held at a later date.
Colonial Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. For more information, visit or call 815-385-0063

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