Richard E. Messner

Richard E. Messner

Richard E. Messner passed away at his home in Bellevue, Nebraska on Friday, January 28, 2022.

Rich was born on September 9, 1948. He graduated from Bellevue East High School and was a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. After college, Rich was employed in the Benefits Accounting and Employee Benefits Departments at Union Pacific Railroad in Omaha for over 30 years. He retired from Union Pacific in 2001 and spent his retirement years between his home in Bellevue and his second home in Crosslake, Minnesota. Rich was a devoted son to his mother and step-father and a loyal friend to those he worked with and many he knew at his church. He relished the time he spent going out for breakfast or lunch with those friends and many times he initiated the get-togethers himself.

Rich is preceded in death by his mother, Marian Shugart, and his step-father, Phil Shugart, as well as the family’s special friends, August & Martha Leader.

Visitation: Thursday, February 10, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. followed by a

Funeral Service at 10:30 a.m., both at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 104 Galvin Road North, Bellevue. Following the service, a luncheon will be held in the Fellowship Hall of the church

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts are suggested to Immanuel Lutheran Church.


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