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Beatrice 'Bea' Messenger

July 2, 1929 March 31, 2013
Beatrice 'Bea' Messenger
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Obituary for Beatrice 'Bea' Messenger

Beatrice “Bea” Messenger, 83, of 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 PM Friday, April 5, 2013 with prayer services by Chaplain Karen Ann Hanson. Visitation will continue on Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 11 AM to 1 PM 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 not.”

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Visitation

Friday

5

Apr

4:00 PM 4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 4/5/2013 8:00:00 PM
Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Service

217 Congress St.
Oconto, WI 54153

Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Service
217 Congress St. Oconto 54153 WI
United States

Visitation

Saturday

6

Apr

11:00 AM 4/6/2013 11:00:00 AM - 1:00 PM 4/6/2013 1:00:00 PM
Holy Trinity Catholic Church

300 Arbutus Avenue
Oconto, WI 54153

Holy Trinity Catholic Church
300 Arbutus Avenue Oconto 54153 WI
United States

Service

Saturday

6

Apr

1:00 PM 4/6/2013 1:00:00 PM
Holy Trinity Catholic Church

300 Arbutus Avenue
Oconto, WI 54153

Holy Trinity Catholic Church
300 Arbutus Avenue Oconto 54153 WI
United States
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