C. Diane (Gasser) Messenger

July 9, 1937 ~ November 20, 2021 (age 84)


C. Diane Messenger, 84, of Bellevue died on Saturday, November 20, 2021, at The Oaks of NorthPointe Woods.

Diane was born on July 9, 1937, in Battle Creek to Fritz and Atha (Eldred) Gasser. She graduated from Bellevue High School in 1955. On December 26, 1956, she married Harold P. Messenger at the Bellevue United Methodist Church.

Diane was a home maker and stayed at home to help her husband on the family farm and raise her children. She is a member of the Bellevue United Methodist Church and The 20th Century Club. Diane was a 4-H Leader in Eaton County for many years. She was an avid seamstress and would enjoy making clothes for her family. Diane was also known for her cooking and would always make sure she had the recipe to share with anyone at the potluck.  She loved to do crossword puzzles, jig saw puzzles, and word search. Diane loved being in the car club and enjoyed traveling to Hershey, Pennsylvania for over 30 years and she enjoyed square dancing.

She is survived by her husband Harold; three children Linda (Norman) Franks, David Messenger and Donna (Kim) Smith; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a brother Gary (Nancy) Gasser. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sister Marion Tirrell and Joyce Beiser; and a grandson David Messenger.

A private family service will take place at a later date. Memorial contributions are to the Bellevue Good Samaritan, 205 N Main Street Bellevue MI 49021 or to the Bellevue United Methodist Church, 122 W Capital Ave Bellevue MI 49021. Assistance with memorials is available at the Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services. Leave a personal message for the family and sign the online guestbook Arrangements are entrusted to the Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services 203 N Elizabeth Street Bellevue MI 49021.  

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