Anne was born on August 25, 1933 to Carl and
Theresa (nee Joas) Hoess at Daylesford, SK. She
grew up on the farm and went to school for her
high school years at St. Ursula’s Academy Bruno,
SK and furthered her education at Kelsey Institute
in Saskatoon attaining her teaching degree. Anne
met John Messmer while she was teaching at St.
James School and they were married on November
26, 1955. John and Anne moved to Tillie AB where
Anne taught school until they moved back to SK
where they bought a farm near Bay Trail. They ran
a mixed farming operation and raised a family of four,
three daughters and one son. Anne continued to teach
during those years at Willow Ridge School at Burr and St. Dominic
School in Humboldt where she retired in 1990 after teaching for
37 years. Anne enjoyed knitting, crocheting, reading, baking and was passionate about gardening. She also enjoyed playing cards especially kaiser and crib. Anne moved off the farm into Humboldt in October of 2012. Family was very important to her and each of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren have a special item crocheted or knitted by her.