David James Mescher


David J. Mescher, 82, of Monticello passed away Friday, April 6, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids.

Visitation will be held from 3 - 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello where a parish vigil service will be held at 3 pm and a family rosary will be recited at 6 p.m.  Visitation will continue from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning at St. Luke Catholic Church prior to funeral services.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 12, 2018, at St. Luke Catholic Church in Hopkinton with burial at St. Paul Cemetery in Worthington.  Rev. Paul Baldwin will officiate. 

David was born in Dyersville the son of Henry and Mathilda (Koopmann) Mescher.  He married Janet A. Werner on January 28, 1961, in Sand Springs.  She preceded him in death in 1997.  He later married Jean A. Tschantz who also preceded him in death in 2010.  He worked at Energy Manufacturing for nearly 35 years.

Survivors include his children: Andrew (Tara) Mescher and Lori (David) Nightingale, both of Monticello, and Michael (Lorraine) Mescher of Swampscott, MA; 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandson; a special friend, Lila Joslin of Manchester;

siblings: Alfred “Fritz” (Jeanette) Mescher and Richard (Jean) Mescher both of Dyersville, Gilbert (Bernice) Mescher of Farley, Robert (Lou Ann) Mescher of Strawberry Point, Armella Phillips of Fly Creek, NY; in-laws: Jacqueline (Arnold) Merkes of Manchester, Susie (Ron) McDermott of Mt. Vernon, IA, Richard (fiancé LaVern) Werner of Richland, MO, Pat (Marilyn) Werner of Hopkinton, Robert (Cheryl) Werner of Grimes, Ed (Sue) Werner of Epworth, and Steve (Linda) Werner of Dyersville and Beth Whisler of Dubuque.

He is also preceded in death by his parents, one son, Christopher Mescher, siblings: Louis, Harry, Clarence “CJ” and Bill Mescher, Viola Mescher, Alice Althoff, Marie Kramer and Rosemary Nelson; parents-in-law, Rose and Bill Werner, and a brother-in-law, Dan Werner.