Steven R. Messer, 65 of Mitchell, SD, passed away Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 at Avera McKennan in Sioux Falls, SD.
Visitation will be from 5-7:00 PM Friday, March 23, 2018 at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Mitchell with a Celebration of Life Service at 6:30 PM. Arrangements are with Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell.
Steve was born February 6th, 1952 in Mitchell, SD. Steve was the eldest son to Robert and Donna (Burns) Messer. Steve graduated from Stickney High School in 1970 and then received his Bachelor of Science degree from Dakota Wesleyan University. He dedicated his career to teaching math to at-risk youth.
Steve is survived by his two children, Matthew Messer of Mitchell, SD and Angie Allen of Des Moines, IA, his son-in-law Justin Allen, his two grandsons Simon and Hank Allen, his sister and brother-in-law Mary Jane and Jim Ketelsen and his brother Brad (Helen) Messer.
Steve was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Donna.
Steve will be forever missed by all who loved him.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred and will be used for a scholarship fund in his name at Aurora Plains Academy in Plankinton for students who receive their diploma while in attendance.