George Messner, 88, 51-year Forest Park and Oak Park resident, WWII veteran
George Messner, 88, died in his Forest Park home on July 14, 2005. He was the president and owner of National Plan Service, Inc. in Elmhurst until he sold the company in 1985.
Mr. Messner was born Sept. 12, 1916 to Phillipss and Magdalena Messner in Seattle, Wash. He served in the United States Army in New Guinea and later Australia during WWII.
While serving in Australia, he met Gloria Trindall, whom he married in Sydney after the war.
George Messner is survived by his son, William G. Messner; his daughter, Susan Winchell;, his granddaughter, Lauren Winchell; and his sister, Grace Warner.
He was preceded in death by four sisters and one brother.
Visitation and services were held July 16 at Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home in Oak Park, followed by interment at Woodlawn Mausoleum in Forest Park.
Ramona Hafner, 95, Forest Park secretary
and great-grandmother of 11
Ramona F. Hafner (nee Weigel), 95, died on July 6, 2005. Mrs. Hafner was born in Chicago, but lived in Forest Park for many years, working as a secretary for the late Dr. Charles Weigel.
She is survived by her three children, Mary Ann Kerrigan, Joseph C. Hafner and Ramona Zavattaro, and her seven grandchildren, Kelly Fischer, Kerri Pogar, Michael Melland, Joseph Hafner, Kathleen Johnson, Matthew Melland and Michael Zavattaro, as well as her 11 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Hafner had two siblings, John J. Weigel and the late Lucille Block.
Visitation was held July 17 from 3 to 9 p.m. at the Zimmerman-Ehringer-Harnett Funeral Home in Forest Park.
Funeral Mass was celebrated July 18 at St. Bernardine’s Church.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the attention of the tribute chairperson at the Greater Chicago Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 500 N. Dearborn, Suite 305, Chicago 60610.