Carol Dawn Messer, 85, of Hendersonville, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at the Elizabeth House following a period of declining health. A native of Carl Junction, Missouri, graduate of Carl Junction High School and daughter of the late Howard and Goldie Forkner.
Carol moved to the Chicago area in 1956. She married Stephen Messer on May 28, 1960 and lived in Homewood, Illinois until she and Stephen moved to Hendersonville in 1993. Carol was a current member of the First Alliance Church. She devoted her life to taking care of her family and had an amazing nurturing soul. Carol was a wonderful and beloved wife, mother, grandmother “MeMe” and aunt.
She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Stephen Messer; daughters, Susan Messer and Kim Fumagalli and her husband Lawrence; grandchildren, Stephen Fumagalli and his wife Victoria, Aidan Fumagalli and Joshua Fumagalli; brother, David Ross and his wife Wilma; sister, Juanita Forkner and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to First Alliance Church, 1821 Windsor Drive, Hendersonville, North Carolina, or Four Seasons Compassion for Life – Elizabeth House, 571 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, North Carolina.
A memorial service will be held at 2pm on November 7, 2021, in the Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Ron Glass and Pastor Don Chapman officiating.
Date: Sunday, November 7, 2021
Time: 2:00 pm
Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel
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