Remmert Funeral Home

521 East Washington Street, East Peoria, IL


Ida Marie Messer

January 6, 1928September 26, 2019

Ida Marie Messer, 91, of Peoria, formerly of Lebanon, MO, passed away Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 7:22 p.m. at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. She was born January 6, 1928 in Springfield, IL the daughter of Louis Ellis and Ida Mae (Dagit) Boyd. She married George O. Messer July 18, 1944. They were married 63 years, until his passing on Nov. 11, 2007. She is also preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers, one infant sister and one infant grandson. Survivors include her children, Barbara (Chuck) Buescher, George (Marsha) Messer and Don (Alva) Messer; 6 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and niece Brenda Noel. Ida attended Woodruff High School and worked many years for Carson Pirie Scott and Bergners. She will be remembered for her kind heart and great sense of humor. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria. Visitation will be held an hour prior to services. Burial will be in Fondulac Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home, 8630 Rt. 91, Peoria, IL 61615. Online condolences may be made at remmertfuneralhome.com


  • Louis Ellis Boyd, Father
  • Ida Mae (Dagit) Boyd, Mother
  • George O. Messer, Husband (deceased)
  • Barbara (Chuck) Buescher, Children
  • George (Marsha) Messer, Children
  • Don (Alva) Messer, Children
  • ~ Six ~, Grandchildren
  • ~ Nine ~, Great-Grandchildren
  • Brenda Noel, Niece
  • She is preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers, one infant sister and one infant grandson.

  • OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home


  • Visitation Tuesday, October 1, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, October 1, 2019


Ida Marie Messer

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Ida Messer

September 30, 2019

We will always remember Ida as a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She had every right to be proud of her positive influence she had upon her family and friends. She was extremely fortunate to have her daughter Barb provide the loving care that she provided to her in the last several years of her life when she needed it most. Our prayers are with Ida as she passes on to a better place.....may the Lord be with her! Our sympathy goes to the family and friends.

May God Bless!
Don, Dixie Cox

Edward Johnson

September 29, 2019

Don & Alva,
I am very sad to read of Ida’s passing. I hope your many happy memories will help you and your family get through this most difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
With Deepest Sympathy,
Ed Johnson (Cat MEC Retired)
Peoria, IL