Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home

4747 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, LA


Lester Windon Messer, Jr.

December 14, 1923August 12, 2019

Lester Windon Messer, Jr., was born on December 14, 1923. He was a long time resident of Harahan, Louisiana and passed away on August 12, 2019. Lester was born to a farming family in the Texas Panhandle, just prior to the great dust bowl.

He proudly served in the United States Navy during World War II in the Pacific theater, and was a career employee of the Shell Chemical Corporation in Norco, Louisiana. He married Catherine Dolores Landry in 1948, who pre-deceased him in 2006. He is survived by two sons, Todd Messer of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and David Messer of New York City, New York.

Services will be held Friday, August 16, 2019 at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, Louisiana with Visitation from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. A Memorial Service in the Leitz-Eagan Chapel will begin at 1:00 pm. Interment will immediately follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery, 4900 Airline Dr., Metairie, Louisiana. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in Catherine Messer's honor be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Online messages of condolences and memories may be left at www.leitzeaganfuneralhome.com.


  • Visitation Friday, August 16, 2019
  • Memorial Service Friday, August 16, 2019
  • Interment Friday, August 16, 2019


Lester Windon Messer, Jr.

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Phyllis Knapp

August 20, 2019

I had the privilege of knowing Mr. Lester from Mr. Raymond’s casino bus. Mr. Lester would walk from his house to the Harahan Playground to catch the bus. I would also see Mr. Lester walking down my street to the Dollar General in Harahan. He was a very nice person. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. God rest his soul.

Arthur Landry

August 15, 2019

David and Todd;
We offer our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your Dad. We are all grief stricken in the passing of your Dad and our Uncle Les. He was the last of his and Mom’s generation in our Landry Family.
Please take comfort in your memories of your Dad and in your faith and know in your heart that he is at peace without pain and suffering and is home with our Lord and Savior.
With love,
Arthur and Pat Landry
Baton Rouge, La.

Wilfred Landry

August 14, 2019

Uncle Les,
I always look forward to speaking and visiting with Uncle Les. He was one of those kind heart persons that never had any thing bad to say about anyone. Always happy and shared his wisdom with everyone. He was thankful for everything he had and time he was able to share with others. Never to ask of anything but always willing to share with others. If it was just a phone call or a brief visit with him. I always looked forward to it. I will miss him as an Uncle, Friend and family member. Thank You Uncle Les for taking the time and sharing your life and wisdom with us. Love You