Colton Messmer

March 11, 1998November 22, 2018
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Colton Messmer, 20, of Fort Wayne passed away on Thursday, November 22, 2018. He was born on March 11, 1998, a son of Robert “Bob” Messmer II and Melanie (Gallmeyer) Messmer both whom survive. He worked at the Plex doing a number of different jobs. He enjoyed playing paintball with his team, Ratpack, at the Plex as well. He will be most remembered for his love and devotion to his family, especially his son. Surviving family include his wife, Kayla Messmer; son, Ezra Messmer; his parents; his sister, Ashley (Christopher Rice) Messmer; a niece; two nephews; and many other extended family members. Memorial service will be 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 16933 Thiele Rd., Fort Wayne with a gathering one hour prior. Celebration of Life gathering will be 4-8 p.m. on Monday, December 3, 2018 at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home For Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Rd., Fort Wayne. Memorials may be made to his son, Ezra, c/o Melanie Messmer.


  • his son, Ezra, c/o Melanie Messmer


  • Celebration of Life Monday, December 3, 2018
  • Gathering of Family and Friends Tuesday, December 4, 2018
  • Memorial Service Tuesday, December 4, 2018

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Sara Spaulding

December 10, 2018

I worked with Colton at GFS and got to train him in the freezer there. He was so quiet the first few days but after working with each other almost every day I came to find he was very sweet, genuine, and so funny. We were constantly joking and goofing off, pretending that packages of cookies and treats were “broken open” and eating them in the back, venting about customers and management. I know that he had an impact on me and everyone who worked with him. Gone but absolutely never forgotten.

Robert Jackson

December 4, 2018

So many memories with Colton. Watching him grow from a baby, to a young boy, then a man. I will always cherish those memories of how he would react would I would bring him an action figure. He was always so excited. You were loved by so many Colton. I will never forget you. My heart goes out to Bob & Melanie. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you.

Cassandra Reitzel

December 3, 2018

My most vivid memory of Colton was on his wedding day. I don't really get to see the Springer side of the family very often, but I do cherish any time we get to spend together. My husband and I were not able to attend the ceremony, but we were at the reception with our kids. I just remember Colton was smiling the whole night...when he danced with Kayla, when he talked with friends, and when he interacted with Ezra. Ashley and Colton had a bond on that day too...everyday there was a bond that I can remember, but especially that day. Ashley seemed so proud of her brother, just as the rest of the family. I pray that God comforts all who loved Colton and everyone keeps his memory alive forever...especially for little Ezra! R.I.H Sweet Cousin. ❤️

Mercedes Hubbard

December 3, 2018

I have so many amazing memories with Colton but one of my all time favorites was when Colton and I walked to the library after school with some friends and Colton wouldn’t give me a drink of his two liter of mt.dew so I was chasing him around and he tried to jump over a concrete wall and he caught his foot and fell and the scream that he let out is one I’ll never ever forget haha. He was such a great friend to me and he will stay in my heart forever. Love you Colton, rest easy

Alexis and Dylan Kitzmiller

December 3, 2018

I have so many good memories of our friendship with colton. He was always the happiest person in the room. Honestly it's hard to pick just one memory, so all of them are my favorite. I love how caring and smart he is. He is such a good dad. I will always remember that smile and keep it close to my heart

Diamond Vargas

December 3, 2018

Oh My Heart has been aching in pain... I went to school with you and kayla, we never talked though but I notice everything about everyone and you and Kayla were always happy. It wasn't til last year we got cool because jvo would invite me over, while he stayed with you. It was like a Live Comedy Show All the Time. I'm sorry, God cut your time short. I'm still lost in words. You invited me over for thanksgiving, I couldn't make it over. I'm sorry Colton. But I will make sure Kayla is taken care of. Ball In Paradise Colton.

John May

December 3, 2018

Words haven't been invented to express the sorrow I feel for everyone who knew Colton. He had a rare gentleness that made him so special. I did not see him enough and that is my loss. From a very young age he always called me big nose, but in the nicest funny way. I am lucky because I have something to remember him by every time I look in the mirror. Go easy. Johnny and Gail xoxo

Linda Schwartz

December 2, 2018

The fondest memory of Colton for me was sitting at Sky Zone watching Colton with Ezra. Boy did he love his son. I have never seen a father so patient and loving with a child. I learned so much about Colton that day. He impressed me so much that I had to tell Melanie. I thought about this loving, patient meek humble, and mild spirited guy ever since that day. Not many people like Colton in this world. He was special. We love you Colton and will never forget you. You will live on through your son.
Aunt Linda

Brenda Saalfrank

December 1, 2018

A memory that I have always loved is from when Colton was still little enough to be in a car seat. I was taking him and Ashley somewhere in my Mustang. We put the top down and the Backstreet Boys on. When we first took off I thought it would be too much wind for him but he loved it. He had all that wind blowing in his face and Colton just smiled and laughed the entire time. Ash and I got the best laugh too.

Karen. And Eugene Endris

November 30, 2018

I'm karen messmer Endris bob messmers sister, my nephew Colton was a very special young man he was one of the sweetest, kindest, and gentle person I have ever known , I remember so well his love and patients and pure love he showed his son Ezra I will remember his kind and gentle ways toward not just his son but to all, I will love him and always have him in my heart, his light will always shine bright, to see my brother, my sister n law Melanie and coltons sister Ashely hurt just brakes my heart , you were great parents to Colton and Ashley you were the best sister to Colton. I'm praying for comfort, strength and peace, one step at a time someday you will realize the sun will finally appear, I love you all and I will always love Colton and never ever forget him , always aunt Karen