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MESSNER, GORDON EDWARD December 19, 1921 to January 4, 2013 Gordon Messner, the beloved husband of Kathleen Messner for 71 years, passed peacefully.. Gordon was born in Calumet, Michigan and attended the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Gordon proudly served in the 102nd Infantry Division of the 406th Infantry Regiment Anti-Tank Company during World War II. Gordon and Kay moved from Michigan to California in the 1950's and he began his career with Max Factor Cosmetics. In 1977 Gordon and Kay moved to the East County of San Diego. Gordon is survived by his wife Kathleen and his son Mike (Lynda); daughter Pam (Doug) Wilson; four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Gordon set an example of truth, strength and love. His legacy lives on through his loving family. He will be missed so much. Memorial service January 23rd at 10:30 a.m. at San Carlos United Methodist Church, 6554 Cowles Mountain Blvd., San Diego 92119. A friendship reception 11:30 - 2:00 at Wilson family home, see church bulletin. In lieu of flowers, please consider sending donations to the Wounded Warriors Foundation.

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Jan. 18, 2013
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