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Dana Andrew Messenger

July 16, 1941 ~ December 26, 2019 (age 78)


Dana Andrew Messenger, 78, of Sterling, died Thursday, December 26, 2019 at LifeCare Hospice.

Burial will be Thursday 10 a.m. at Loudonville Cemetery with pastor Jeremiah Scadden officiating. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Parkview Christian Church. Online tributes may be made at In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron rd. Wooster, Ohio 44691.

Dana was born July 16, 1941 in Gilmer County, WV to John M. and Mary Agnes {Marks} Messenger.

He married Margie on September 5, 1959. She passed February 21, 2017. 

Dana worked for Georgia Pacific and other companies as a truck driver for 30 years. He enjoyed working with wood, restoring old cars and being ornery.

Dana will be deeply missed by his children Roxanne (David) Bucher of Orrville, David (Ora) Messenger of North Lawrence, Sherie (Dennis Jr.) Bucher of Orrville, Amanda (Chad) Enkemann of Wooster; grandchildren Angela (Eric), Brandi, Brooklynn; great-grandchildren Erica, Lacy, Case; brothers Melvin, Johnny (Nickie), and Scott Messenger; sisters Fronie (Dale) Holliday and Roberta Klein; and many nieces and nephews.

Dana was preceded in death by his wife, and grandson David Messenger Jr.

To send flowers to Dana's family, please visit our floral store.


Graveside Service
January 2, 2020

10:00 AM
Loudonville Cemetery
Wood St.
Loudonville, OH 44842

Celebration of Life
January 2, 2020

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Parkview Christian Church
1912 Burbank Road
Wooster, OH 44691


Ohio's Hospice LifeCare
1900 Akron Road, Wooster OH 44691
Tel: 1-800-884-6547

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