The husband of the late Ruth L. Mader Messinger and Pearl Lick Messinger Yanek, he is survived by children Kathleen E. Smith of Alpharetta, Ga., George R. Messinger of Atlanta, Ga., James R. Messinger of West Hanover Township, Jane E. Wolfe of Limestone, Tenn., Deborah E. Grubbs of Moffatt, Colo. and David R. Messinger of West Hanover Township; foster son Harvey E. Henry of Swatara Township; sister Catherine A. Miller of San Diego, Calif.; 19 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and eight great- great-grandchildren.
A Funeral service was held on Tuesday at Buse Funeral Home, Grantville.
Interment, with military honors, was in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Triune Lodge #307, 1001 W. Harrisburg Pike, Middletown, PA 17057.
Condolences may be shared at BuseFuneralHome.com.