Fred "Little Brother" Messer

April 2, 1966 ~ July 18, 2022 (age 56)


Fred “Little Brother” Messer, age 56, of Wolcottville, IN passed away on Monday, July 18, 2022 at Parkview Noble Hospital in Kendallville, IN.  Mr. Messer was born on April 2, 1966 in Prairie County, Kentucky to Willie and Betty (Short) Messer.  Fred worked for Master Quality in finishing as a painter for several years.  He also was employed at Dodge Garage in maintenance and clean up.  Fred was a music enthusiast and loved playing music from his big speakers and dancing on his patio.  He enjoyed whittling, playing games on his phone, and swinging nun chucks.  Fred was a family man and enjoyed spending time with his loved ones. 

Survivors include:

Son, Brandon Messer of Arkansas.

Brother, Dewey and Janie Messer of Kentucky.

Brother, Johnny Messer of Wolcottville, IN.

Sister, Janie Messer and Danny Prater of Wolcottville, IN.

Sister, Judy and Harry Zimmerman of LaGrange, IN.

Sister, Dee and Mike Smith of Kentucky.

Niece, Crystal “Butterfly” Messer and Jeff Baker of Wolcottville, IN.

Niece, Aleshia Messer of LaGrange, IN.

Niece, Jonnie Sue Messer of Garrett, IN.

Great-nephew, Robert Lindsay of Kendallville, IN.

Great-nephew, Danny Lewis of Kendallville, IN.

Special friend, Larry DeCamp of South Milford, IN.

Special friend, Joe Fuller of Wolcottville, IN


Fred was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Jimmy Messer, Nephew, Donnie Messer, and 2 cousins, Anthony Short and Nathan Messer.


Funeral service will be held on Monday, July 25, 2022 at 1:00pm with calling one hour prior from 12:00pm-1:00pm at Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 603 South Detroit Street, LaGrange, IN 46761.

Burial will take place at Brushy Chapel Cemetery.

Officiating the services will be Rev. Earl Bolen.

Memorial donations may be directed to the family for funeral expenses.

To sign the online guestbook, visit or find us on

Arrangements and care trusted to Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Services of LaGrange, IN. 

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Fred "Little Brother" Messer, please visit our floral store.

Memorial Tree
A Memorial Tree was planted for Fred "Little Brother"

We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Services

Join in honoring their life - plant a memorial tree


July 25, 2022

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Services
603 S Detroit St
LaGrange, IN 46761

Funeral Service
July 25, 2022

1:00 PM
Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Services
603 S Detroit St
LaGrange, IN 46761

© 2022 Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Services. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility