|#1 Posted On-line: Wednesday, November 28, 2012; Published in The Enterprise, Friday, November 30, 2012|
Darrel D. Metzler, 73
Darrel D. Metzler, 73, of Wayne died Monday, November 26, 2012.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, November 30, at Journey Christian Church in Wayne. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the church. Interment with military rites will be 11 a.m. Saturday in the Herman Cemetery.
~~~Obituary courtesy of Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska~~~
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Darrel Dean Metzler was born May 9, 1939, in Herman to Roy and Dorothy (Sheets) Metzler.
He was valedictorian of his graduating class at Blair High School and attended Dana College in Blair where he played baseball.
He entered the United States Marine Corps at Camp Pendleton in San Diego, Calif., and served from 1957 to 1959.
On May 26, 1961, he married Lydia Marie Tilson at Herman.
He was very talented, did many jobs and did them well, serving as manager and foreman in various professions. They moved to Wayne in 1988, where he worked for CTC, Zach Oil Co, Arnies, and Wayne State College.
After retirement, Mr. Metzler worked part time at the Post Office and enjoyed farming with Chuck Rutenbeck.
He loved to be outside, fishing, bowling, golfing, gardening, and doing yard work, but most of all spending time with his grandkids and attending their activities. He also enjoyed coaching his kids' baseball teams.
He was loved and will be greatly missed. He had a wonderful family that meant everything to him.
He is survived by his wife, Lydia; sons and daughters-in-law, Darrel Scott and Jaci Metzler of Hartley, Iowa, Bradley and Jeannie Metzler of Omaha, Tony and Jackie Metzler of Gilbert, Ariz., Troy and Esmeralda Metzler of Chandler, Ariz., and Chad and Susan Metzler of Wayne; daughter and son-in-law, Sarah and Jim Rusk of Wayne; father, Roy Metzler of Blair; sister and brother-in-law, Mona and Charlie Eriksen of San Diego, Calif.; 23 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and one on the way.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy; and brother, Delbert.
Memorials may be directed to the family for designation at a later date.