George Henry Messerschmidt (1935 - 2017)

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George Henry Messerschmidt was born January, 11th 1935 in Juneau, Alaska to Amey Ellen Messerschmidt and George Gustave Messerschmidt. He graduated from Juneau-Douglas High School in 1952. George married Dorothy Louise Robards on September 3, 1954 in Anchorage, Alaska and lived in Anchorage, Juneau, and Fairbanks, Alaska as well as Kent and Forks Washington. Dorothy passed away in 2002. George remarried in 2003 to Alice Helms and moved from Forks, Washington to Eastern Washington ultimately settling in Spokane, Washington.
He left this world on November 17th, 2017 at the age of 82.
He will be best remembered as a loving husband, father and family member, as well as friend and mentor to countless others. He always put his family first and never viewed this as a sacrifice but as his responsibility and he felt it was an honor to do so. As an avid outdoorsman, he introduced his five boys to a conservation lifestyle, filling their young lives with a multitude of experiences... hunting, fishing, skiing, camping, boating, and many other adventures. He took great pride in the fact that this legacy and passion for the outdoors extended throughout the family and exists today in the younger generations. In later years, George and Alice traveled throughout the U.S. Despite his health issues, they experienced many enjoyable hours together while traveling.
He is survived by his wife Alice ( Spokane Valley , WA) sons Steven , Forrest , and Bruce ( Juneau , AK) son Kris (Ritzville, WA), step daughter Susan Mae Hyde ( Grants Pass, OR), Stepson Steve Carl Helms ( Seattle , WA), 16 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and 2 siblings, Roberta Spartz ( Juneau, AK) and Don Messerschmidt ( Vancouver, WA)
George was preceded in death by his first wife Dorothy, son George, and great grandson Jackson.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., December 2nd at Greenacres Baptist Church, 18620 East Sprague, Spokane Valley, WA.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to: Spokane Veterans Home, Betterment Fund 222 E. 5th Ave, Spokane WA 99202
Published in The Juneau Empire from Dec. 3, 2017 to Jan. 2, 2018