Helen Marie (Gatterdam) MESS

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MESS, Helen Marie

(Gatterdam) 87, of Tampa, passed away Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 at Concordia/John Knox Village. She was born in 1931 to Paul and Ruth Gatterdam in La Crosse, Wisconsin. "The Lovely Mess" lived life to the fullest and was an Army wife who traveled the world with her husband, John Mess. She enjoyed playing Bridge, and in her youth was quite the athlete (though she cheated). She was preceded in death by her husband, John and sister, Ruth Kendall. She is survived by her daughter, Paula Mess of Lauderhill, FL; son, Kerry Mess of Aurora, GA; brother, Paul Gatterdam of Pennington, New Jersey; and various nieces, nephews, and friends. Thanks to those friends who kept in touch with her through these trying times. In lieu of flowers, feel free to make a contribution in Helen's name to a . Arrangements by:

Blount & Curry (813) 876-2421
Published in the Tampa Bay Times from Sept. 13 to Sept. 16, 2018
Arrangements under the direction of:
Blount & Curry Funeral Home - Macdill Chapel
605 S MACDILL AVE | Tampa, FL 33609 | (813) 876-2421
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