John Metzner Jr.
John Metzner Jr.

May 23, 1930-Nov. 25, 2017

DELPHOS — John A. Metzner Jr., 87, of Delphos, passed away Saturday afternoon at Vancrest of Delphos.

His Family…. He was born May 23, 1930, in St. Rita’s Hospital, Lima to John and Marie (Koester) Metzner Sr., who both preceded him in death. John met Joan Deters in Rome, Italy, in 1950, while both were in college and traveling for the Holy Year. On Nov. 27, 1952, John and Joan were married. Joan survives in Delphos.

He is also survived by three sons, John ‘Jay’ (Deb Oney) Metzner III, Joseph Timothy (Barbara) Metzner Sr. and Michael (Cynthia) Metzner Sr., all of Delphos; three daughters, Paula Dinkins of Ottoville, Ann (Maurice) Chung of Lima and Julie (Dan Jr.) Dalton of Cincinnati; 20 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by four daughters, Mary Jo “Jo Jo” Metzner, Mary Catherine ‘Casey’ Metzner, Marian Rose ‘Sis’ Metzner and Celeste Marie Metzner Bushnell; and siblings, Rosemary and Louis Scherger and Hilda Metzner.

His Farewell Services.… Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Friday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Charles Obinwa officiating. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery, with military graveside honors conducted by Delphos Veterans Council.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday at Weber Funeral Home, Delphos.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s School.

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