June 1, 1942 ~ January 15, 2012
Terry “T-Bone” Messersmith, age 69, of New Hampton, Iowa passed away Sunday, January 15, 2012 at Allen Hospital in Waterloo, IA with his family by his side. Terry Joseph Messersmith was born June 1, 1942 to Vern “Little Butch” and Minone (Sturdevant) Messersmith in Fort Dodge, IA. He received his education at New Hampton School District. On October 28, 1960, Terry was united in marriage to Shirley Vorwald at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hampton. Following their marriage the couple resided in New Hampton until moving to the farm west of New Hampton in 1975, where they lived until October of 2008. Terry was self-employed. He loved traveling, was an avid Chickasaw wrestling fan. He enjoyed racing, and talking with everyone he met. His grandchildren were his pride and joy. Terry is survive by his two children, Cindy Randall (Jim Siglin) of New Hampton and Brad (Cindy) Messersmith of New Hampton; two grandchildren, Brooke and Jake Randall; his sisters, Linda (Ron) Hartman of Harper’s Ferry, IA, Deb (Mike) Tenge of New Hampton; his sister-in-law, Sharon Messersmith and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Shirley on September 10, 2005; parents and one brother, Dave Messersmith. Cemetery: Burial will be at New Hampton Cemetery in New Hampton. Memorials may be directed to the family. at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton and will continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Thursday. at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hampton with Pastor Kevin Frey officiating.