Caroline M. Messner

HOUGHTON – Caroline M. (Archambeau) Messner, 75, a resident of Houghton, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, April 26, 2013.

Caroline was born on Sept. 18, 1937 in Chassell, a daughter of the late Ernest and Laura (Perrow) Archambeau. She attended the Jeffers schools.

On June 1, 1957, she married Alvord F. Messner. He preceded her in death on Jan. 15, 1979. Caroline was also preceded in death by her father, Ernest and her mother Laura.

Caroline worked as a waitress at the Venice Cafe. More recently, she worked as a home health care provider for various area home health businesses.

Caroline is survived by her brother, Stanley (Linda) Archambeau; sisters, Patricia (Jerome) Barrette, Nancy Archambeau, and Theresa (Ronald) Kokkonen; her son, Alan Messner of Houghton; daughters, Carol Messner of Green Bay, Wisc., Connie (Vito) Pizzitola, Valerie Pitts, and Wendy Messner; and grandchildren, Robin and James Pitts all of Aurora, Colo.

A memorial mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at the St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic church in Houghton with Fr. John Martignon to officiate.

Friends and family may call at the church from 10-11 a.m. on Tuesday. At the request of Caroline Messner, please do not send or bring flowers.

Burial will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery on a later date.

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The Plowe Funeral Home of Houghton has been assisting the family with the arrangements.