Timothy James Messler

Timothy James Messler

April 11, 1945 ~ July 21, 2021

Date of Service:
July 24, 2021


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Timothy James Messler, age 76, passed away on July 21, 2021 at his home in Vero Beach.

He was born April 11, 1945 in Hartford, Connecticut to the late Robert and Gloria Messler. He moved to Palm Beach County in 1961.

Mr. Messler served in the United States Army and was a Vietnam War Veteran. He was a graduate of Norwich University.

Tim was a Consulting Engineer and business owner of Timothy J. Messler, Inc. consulting engineers. He was a member of Christ Fellowship, for over 20 years.

Survivors include his wife, Lynn; children, Becky, Scott (Tina), and Chris (Caitlin); brother, Bob; and nephew, George.

He was predeceased by niece, Debbie.

A Celebration of Tim’s Life will be held on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at the home of Tim & Lynn Messler, 7177 East Village Square, Vero Beach, FL 32966. There will be an open house 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. the family invites you to drop in, at your convenience. Casual dress is encouraged. Please bring your favorite memory of Tim to add to the “Memory Jar”. For those unable to attend, feel free to share your fondest memories directly with his wife, Lynn, at lynnmessler@mac.com

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,  501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online at http://giftfunds.stjude.org/timothymessler

Arrangements are by Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory, Vero Beach.

Date of Service:
July 24, 2021


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Mary and Tim McAlice - Sister-in-law and Brother-in-law

July 23, 2021, 1:47 pm

Tim Messler was one of kind. He was larger than life with his boisterous and outgoing personality. It was hard to not love everything about him. We will miss him dearly. Our prayers go out to Lynn and her family with the hope that his memory will console them and bring them closer together.

Robert Katz - Old high school comrade .

July 24, 2021, 3:26 pm

He was one of the “cool kids” in high school but he befriended one of the nerds, me. I thank him for that. Bob Katz.

Herb Lozott

July 24, 2021, 5:38 pm

My sincere condolences to Tim’s family. Tim was one of the Good Guys in school. Liked by everyone.

Dave Anderson - Friend

July 24, 2021, 7:23 pm

Every moment that I was fortunate to spend with Tim on the golf course and celebrations afterwards are treasured memories. Tim will be greatly missed and will be remembered forever. Prayers for his family.

Ray Carulli - Friend

July 25, 2021, 12:38 am

I worked with Tim 35 years ago and remember him fondly. Tim was always a gentleman, a true professional, kind, and dedicated. It’s been many years since I’ve seen Tim, but I remember him as though it was yesterday. Rest In peace, Tim. You have left us too soon. Ray Carulli. Palm City.

Manny Diaz - Friend

July 26, 2021, 2:01 pm

My heartfelt condolences to Lynn and the Messler family. Always a gentleman and a professional, he will be sorely missed.

Troy Lang - Friend

July 26, 2021, 2:28 pm

Tim was always a joy to work with. He was knowledgeable & helpful. Anytime I need him, he was there & always had a solution to the problem. On a personal level Tim was always happy, & was never without a story to tell. I’ll miss his laughter when we would joke around. He brought a smile to my face every time I saw him. Tim will be greatly missed & well remembered. My condolences to his family.

Michael - Norwich Classmate & Friend

July 27, 2021, 3:50 pm

Shared experiences with Tim while we were at Norwich together. As another Viet vet, I mourn his passing then on two fronts. Be at ease and rest well Tim. May your memory always be for a blessing to those who loved and honored you.

James (Jeff) Roche, cousin - Cousin

July 27, 2021, 4:37 pm

Tim and I went to Norwich together. We both wanted to be engineers to honor our grandfather Clinton S. Messler. Tim was very helpful and supportive as I dropped out of engineering. He was my cousin and we shared many fun times with the last at a family Disney trip. God bless and keep you my friend and May He keep your family safe.

Carolyn Nelson (Eilers) - Schoolmate

July 27, 2021, 5:15 pm

My sincere condolences go out to Tim’s family
I didn’t know him well, however he was always well spoken. God grant comfort to his family.

Tom Nesbitt - Norwich Classmate and Friend

July 28, 2021, 1:17 pm

Tim was a classmate at Norwich University. We were a small group of Civil Engineering students and later we went to work for the State of California. Our class of CE students were very close. I will always remember all the great times we had together. Tim and his Healy, his roommate Jeff and Pat Boy. My thoughts are with Lynn and family. May God help you though this difficult time.

Carl L Drechsel - Norwich University Classmate

July 29, 2021, 1:13 pm

Tim was a classmate at Norwich University. We had some good times together. We worked on the Junior Weekend Committee and had more fun preparing for the event than I can share with you. Tim was always in the positive mode and always helped his fellow engineers. He was a true Norwich Man and proud of it. He will be missed at our reunion next year but not forgotten!! May God Bless his family during this difficult time.

Sim Crosier - Norwich Classmate & friend

July 29, 2021, 3:34 pm

I was a fellow civil engineering classmate at Norwich. We had many good times together. I ended up graduating a year behind Tim but followed the 67 group out to work for the State of California. As it worked out we both ended up in the Vietnam delta at the same time and were able get together there a few times. I’ll remember him fondly. My condolences to Lynn and family during this difficult time.

Robert M. Craig - Friend

August 21, 2021, 3:34 am

Worked with Tim at Wallace Engineering and shared an apartment with him for a short time around 1972. He was a good man and I was fortunate to have known him. RIP

Wray Jordan - Friend

August 23, 2021, 4:24 pm

I worked with Tim at Wallace Engineering. What a great crew we had there with Bill and Martha, Chaunce, Chauncy, Foster, Groady, Skipper Don, Scrape. Fun times after work at the Crazy Horse. He gave me my first ride in a Porsche. Great Engineer and wonderful fun friend to hangout with. My deepest sympathies to you Lynn and all his family. He will be fondly remembered.

Thomas G Lochrane PE - Norwich Alum class of 68

September 2, 2021, 8:49 pm

I had the pleasure of consulting with Tim on a commercial Target Project I had in West Palm Beach Florida back in the 90’s and we connected again as fellow Norwich University Engineers working together on that assignment. Tim was a stand up guy and a professional engineer in every way. I will always remember Tim in the highest esteem.

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