It is with a heavy heart and great sadness we announce the passing of Stanley Andrew Messinger on July 7, 2020. Stanley was born and raised in Hamtramck, Michigan, where he resided until he married the love of his life Margaret Jean Boutell Messinger. Stanley was a devoted husband to Margaret Jean Messinger, a loving father to Stanley K. Messinger, Pamela Thompson and Stephen Messinger, and a caring grandfather to Clayton Messinger, Nathan Messinger, Mackenzie Price, Morgan Messinger and Evan Thompson. Stanley unfortunately did not have the opportunity to meet and spoil his great grandchild Samuel Price, born April 4, 2020.
Stanley will be remembered as an amazing man who loved his family, project cars and his dog Katrina, an engineer that designed helicopters and tiltrotors for Bell Helicopter, a man that could fix anything, someone who would drop what he was doing and help anyone, and a gentleman of few words … at least at home. Stanley spoke through actions and because of that he was surrounded by friends and family that loved him very much. Stanley loved living most of his retirement years in Weatherford at “the farm” where he and his wife were surrounded by family, took on small projects and spent time enjoying the beautiful view from their hilltop.
Stanley will be tremendously missed, but after a long battle with several illnesses, he is peacefully resting with Jesus. Stanley was succeeded in death by his mother Lottie, father Stanley, brother Tom, sister Alice and his favorite dog Katrina.
There are no services planned as of now, but at a later date we will have party to celebrate Stanley’s incredible and loving life. Family and friends can leave a sympathy message on the tribute memorial page at Integrity Funeral Care and may make a donation to the Michael J. Fox Foundation in Stanley’s name at https://fundraise.michaeljfox.org/tf-2020/StanleyMessinger?tab=MyPage in lieu of flowers to support Parkinson’s research.
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