Wayne R. Messenger, 68, of Rockford, Ohio, passed away at his residence, Wednesday morning, October 24, 2018. 


He was born on November 21, 1949 in California, to Carl Ray and Billie Messenger.  He had lived in Spencerville most of his life, but moved to Rockford 10 years ago to make his home.  He was a member of the St. Marys, Ohio, Eagles, Aerie #767 and a member of the Spencerville V.F.W. Bowersock Post # 6772.  Wayne loved riding his Harley, and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.


Wayne is survived by one son, John (Jodi) Messenger of Spencerville, Ohio; a sister, Ruth (Andy) Reese, La Habra, California, a brother, Carl (Joyce) Messenger, California, and one grandson, Daman Messenger and his fiancé, Destiny Russell, both of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  A very special friend, Carol Fetters, of Rockford also survives.


Deceased is one sister, Doreen Gauger.


There will be no public visitation or services, but friends may express condolences at  Memorials may be directed to the Humane Society of Allen County, 3606 Elida Road, Lima, Ohio, 45807.  Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home has been entrusted with his arrangements. 


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