Marvin Messer, 69, died March 24, 2013, at Lake Wales Medical Center, Lake Wales, Fla.
He was born June 4, 1943, in Kenton to Hiram and Nora Handshoe Messer, and they preceded him in death. He married C. Diane Wells Messer, who survives in Lima.
He retired from Teledyne Ohio Steel in 1992, and became an investor in real estate. He was drafted into the Army in 1967 and received an honorable discharge in 1969. He loved his retirement home in Florida, bass fishing and spending time with his son, Kyle, his family and many friends.
Survivors include a son, Kyle Marvin Messer, of Lima; three brothers, Anthony and Timothy Messer, of Lima, and Gregory Messer, of Florida; two sisters, Connie Murphy, of Lima, and Valessa Noone, of Florida; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son, Marvin; and two sisters, Jacqueline Jones and Bobbie Starr.
Memorial Services will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are under the direction of Siferd-Orians Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions can be made to Kyle’s college fund or to the American Cancer Society.
Condolences can be made at siferd-oriansfuneralhome.com.