Welcome to the memorial page for

Mardell M. (Smith) Messmann

October 24, 1926 ~ January 1, 2018 (age 91)

Mardell M. Messmann, 91, of Huntertown, passed away at 1:45 a.m. on Monday, January 1, 2018 at Ashton Creek Nursing Home.

Born on October 24, 1926 in Huntertown She was the only daughter of the late Almon & Freedonna (Dunten) Smith. She spent her formative years in Huntertown and graduated from Huntertown High School in 1945.

Mardell married the late James Messmann in Huntertown on June 18, 1949. He preceded her in death on October 5, 2007.

She retired from Carroll High School in 1988 after more than 20 years as a secretary in the guidance department.

She was a charter member of Our Hope Lutheran Church, Huntertown and enjoyed playing in Bridge and Euchre Clubs.

Mardell is survived by two daughters, Corine (Arnold) Bailey and LuAnn Linker both of Fort Wayne; two sons, Michael (Cathy) Messmann and Robert (Kelly) Messmann both of Huntertown; eight grandchildren, Justin Bailey, Nathan (Amy) Messman, Jason Messmann, Angela (Larry) Martin, Shanda Linker, Shane Linker, Madison (Riley) LeFever and Morgan Messmann; six great granddaughters, Grace, Audrey, Katelyn, Sophia, Leah and Georgia.

She is preceded in death by her brother, Lewis Smith; a grandson, James Martin Messmann; a son-in-law, Richard Linker.

Calling will take place at Our Hope Lutheran Church, Huntertown on Thursday, January 4, 2018 from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM. Calling also one hour prior to the service.

Services will begin at 11:00 AM, at Our Hope Lutheran Church on Friday, January 5, 2018.

Burial will follow at Huntertown Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Our Hope Lutheran Church or Huntertown Fire Department.

Thank you to our friends at Ashton Creek for their loving care of our mother.

Online condolences to the family at

Charitable donations may be made to:

Huntertown Fire Department
Huntertown IN

Our Hope Lutheran Church
1826 Trinity Dr., Huntertown IN 46748

 Service Information

January 4, 2018

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Our Hope Lutheran Church
1826 Trinity Dr
Huntertown, IN 46748

Funeral Service
January 5, 2018

11:00 AM
Our Hope Lutheran Church
1826 Trinity Dr
Huntertown, IN 46748

Interment following funeral service
January 5, 2018

Huntertown Cemetery
Ceader Cayon
Huntertown, IN 46748

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