Kenny Messer

Kenneth “Kenny” Messer, 81, of Wapello, passed away on Sunday, December 25, 2022 at Wapello Specialty Care.  Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 29, 2022 at the Snyder & Hollenbaugh Funeral and Cremation Service of Wapello.  Private family burial will be held at a later date.    Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 29, 2022 at the funeral home.    A memorial fund has been established at the funeral home in memory of Kenny. Sympathy notes may be left for the family at

Kenneth Lester Messer was born on December 16, 1941 in Conesville, Iowa the son of Ralph and Gladys (Tisor) Messer.  Kenny was a 1960 graduate of Wapello High School.  While in high school Kenny began working as a meat cutter at the meat locker in Wapello.   Kenny worked many years as a meat cutter both in Wapello and in Florida.  After returning to Wapello in 1989 from Florida Kenny began working at Grimm Plastics where he worked until his retirement in 2010.  Kenny enjoyed fishing, car races, photography, playing cards, poker and pool.

Kenny will be deeply missed by his son, Mark (Julie) Messer of Washington, Iowa; two grandchildren, Jenna and Landon Messer; siblings, Donald (Linda) Messer of Wapello, Barbara Reid of Wapello and Nancy Stephens of Wapello and several nieces and nephews.

Kenny was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Keith “Red” Messer and son, Karl Messer.