Brenda J. “BJ” Messenger


CHANA – Brenda J. “BJ” Messenger, 66, of Chana and formerly of Oregon, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021 in KSB Hospital, Dixon. Born Nov. 29, 1954 in Oregon, the daughter of Kenneth and Shirley (Good) Marth. Married to Lawrence L. “Tim” Messenger Dec. 7, 1974 in Oregon; he died Oct. 15, 2008.

Brenda was a lifelong Oregon area resident, a 1973 graduate of Oregon High School and worked at Ben Franklin and then The Dollar Store in Oregon for many years. She enjoyed butterflies, birds and taking golf cart rides around Honeycreek.

Survived by sisters: Mary (Ed) Timmerman of Freeport, Eugena (John) Severs of Wisconsin, Tammy (Tom) Smith of Wisconsin and Elizabeth Esterland of Colorado; brother, Gary Marth of Chana; and half-brother, Gene (Hanna) Hodges of Ashton.

Also predeceased by her parents and sister, Phyllis Pike.

In keeping with Brenda’s wishes, cremation rites are to be accorded and no services are scheduled. Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, Oregon assisted the family.