Robert Scott Messler
February 19, 1963 – March 28, 2022
Robert Scott Messler was born in Omaha, Nebraska to Robert and Marilyn Messler. He attended the local schools in Hastings and after graduation he studied at The University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Scott majored in music at UNL and became the drum line director for the Nebraska Cornhusker’s Marching Band. Scott was a dedicated husband, father, and a man who lived his life serving others. He used his love and passion for music to serve his community.
Scott was a gifted drummer and musician. His band, Open Space, brought the joy of music to Evergreen, CO. by playing at many local events and establishments. Scott produced the Evergreen Lake House Summer Concert Series for seven years. He also produced the sound for the annual Summer Fest. He volunteered for many community events such as Polar Plunge, Special Olympics and the Evergreen Symphony. He was always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need. He was the “Sound guy” of Evergreen. He was SO loved by everyone that knew him. Another passion of Scott’s was his love for Sailing. He had a boat named Aksarben for several years on Y-Dock in Long Beach, CA. He loved his boating community and being on Y-Dock with his family. Those were some of the happiest times of his life. He was an amazing captain and sailed in the largest International Sailboat Race, the Newport to Ensenada Race, seven times.
His infectious smile brought comfort to many. He is survived by his wife, Karen Messler, his son, Jack, and daughter, Jordan. He is preceded in death by his father, Robert Messler, and survived by his mother, Marilyn Messler, brother, Curtis Messler, sister Kris Twitchell and her husband, David, and nephew, Noah. Scott may no longer be with us but his music and passion will forever play in the hearts of those who loved him.