Emeric C. Metzger

A funeral service was held Friday, February 7, 2014, at the St. Alphonsus Catholic Church of Langdon for Emeric C. Metzger, 91, of Langdon.

Emeric Metzger

Posted on 2/6/14

He died Saturday, February 1, 2014, at the Maple Manor Care Center of Langdon.

Interment will be held at the Calvary Cemetery, of Langdon, in the spring.

Emeric Clarence was born November 25, 1922, at Mt. Carmel to Severius and Lucy (Perius) Metzger. He was educated in Mt. Carmel, Moscow Township and in Wales. He joined the CCC and worked in a CCC Camp at Larimore before entering the United States Army. He served in the US Army from February 1944 to 1946. He earned a Purple Heart while serving in the Asiatic Pacific Theater, where he was hospitalized for one month after being wounded in Okinawa. He returned to the Langdon area and began work with Cavalier Rural Electric in February of 1947. He was a lineman, line superintendent and an electrician for REA, retiring in December of 1984. He was united in marriage to Patricia Schneider on June 19, 1947, at St. Michael’s Church in Wales. They became the loving parents of four children. After retirement, they enjoyed over 20 years of wintering in Mesa, Ariz. He was a member of the American Legion Post #98, the VFW, Langdon Eagles, St. Alphonsus Catholic Church and was a Past Grand Knight with the Knights of Columbus.

Emeric is survived by his wife Pat of Langdon; children: Lola (Duane) Gellner of Fargo; Colleen Spreckelmeyer of Bellingham, Wash.; Jim Metzger of Minot; Margy (Ken) Spangler of Sedro Woolley, Wash.; grandchildren: Rob, Marney and Ryan Gellner, Wade and Kyle Spreckelmeyer, Brian Metzger, Nick and Kayla Spangler; 14 great-grandchildren; siblings: Arnold (Alice) Metzger of Langdon, Ray (Lorraine) Metzger of Byron, Minn., Sister Petronilla of Fargo, Gerry Waltz of Langdon; Marilyn (Art) Gapp of Walhalla, Josie (Ken) Bittner of Minot and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers: Syl, Nestor, Roy, and Maury.

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Brooks Funeral Home of Langdon was in charge of arrangements.