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Thomas Messmer

Thomas D. Messmer, age 54, of Bordulac, ND, died Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at his home in Bordulac surrounded by his family.

Thomas Dale Messmer was born January 1, 1962, in Carrington, ND, the son of Ervin and Ruth (Schuster) Messmer. He grew up in the Carrington area and attended school there graduating in 1980. In High School he was an active Member of FFA and worked for Schroeder Construction into the mid 90’s; later he went on his own. 

Tom was united in marriage to Doris Scanson on November 23, 1985; in Grace City, ND, from that union they had two daughters Heather and Megan.  They later divorced.

Tom enjoyed spending time with his family, children and grandchildren. Through life he also enjoyed hunting with all of his nieces and nephews, especially with Eric, fishing, and carpentry. He had a passion for farming and working with cattle. He taught many young men the trade of farming.

He is survived by his children Heather (Joe) Holle, Mandan, and Megan Messmer, Mandan; grandchildren Oakley and Kessa Holle and Collin Elliott; one brother Paul (Rachel) Carrington; two sisters Mary Remmick (Tom Nihill), American Falls, ID, and Kathleen (Warren) Bien, Bismarck; Doris Messmer, Bordulac; sisters in-law  Linda (Charles) Sutter, Lincoln, NE, Regina Messmer, Bordulac; aunts Dorothy Peterson, Coralee Schuster, both of Carrington, and Jeanette Partlow, Fargo; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Tom was preceded in death by both of his parents, and two brothers Larry and John, several aunts and uncles.



Monday, July 25, 2016 at 7:00PM in Evans Funeral Home, Carrington, ND

St. John's Catholic Church, Kensal, ND


Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 10:30AM


Carrington Cemetery, Carrington, ND

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Name: Kathleen and Frank Davis

Date: 7/26

Message: Sorry for your loss. Memories will never leave you. Find peace in God's promises of enteral life with Him. While you mourn his loss, celebrate his life.



Name: KarlaTopp

Date: 7-25-16

Message: My deepest sympathies..... had lot fun with your family



Name: Rich and LaDonna Hatch

Date: 7/24/2016

Message: Sorry for your loss Our prayers for all of you



Name: LuVerne & Charmaine Albrecht & Family

Date: July 24, 2016

Message: Our sincere sympathy to the whole family, it was a surprise to us, he was friend to many people.



Name: Rhonda Koenig Tompkins

Date: 7-22-2016

Message: Prayers to the Messmer family.  Tom was a high school friend.  Tom and I share many sweet and a few bitter memories.  RIP my dear friend.



Name: Kristie Ihringer-Tjon

Date: 7/22/16

Message: My deepest sympathies to all of the Messmer family.  I will always remember Tom fondly.  Blessed be his memory.



Name: Kelvin Zimmer

Date: 7-22-16

Message: My sincere sympathies go out to all Tom's family. Tom and I have been friends since grade school, I so enjoyed going out to the farm, riding horse, motorcycle and just hanging out, I have a lot of good memories of those times. Although we did not keep in close contact I always received word from my folks on how Tom was doing. The last time Tom and I talked was last Thanksgiving, we had a great visit and it was like old times.  I pray Tom you can now be at rest and be free. Rest in Peace my dear friend until we meet again.  May the Lord wrap his arms around your family and give them comfort at this time.  Good bye my friend.   



Name: Lisa Kay Partlow


Date: July 21, 2016

Message: I'm still in shock going too miss you so darn much we became pretty close last couple years, my Cousin My Best Friend See you again Soon Tom

Big Bear Hugs :(