Oswald Metzger

A funeral service was held Thursday, September 5 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, Mt. Carmel for Oswald Severius Metzger, 97, of Langdon. He died September 2, 2013, at Bethany Retirement Living in Fargo.

Oswald Metzger

Posted on 9/5/13

Ozzie was born December 15, 1915, to Zeno and Rose (Rieland) Metzger. He was born on the farm where he was raised near Mt. Carmel and attended school in Mt. Carmel Township. On July 22, 1946, he married Isabelle Agar at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, and they made their home on the family farm where he was raised.  There they raised their own family of three sons and one daughter.  They remained on the family farm until recent years when they began to make their home in Fargo for the winter months and enjoyed staying at the farm in the summer months. He loved the farm, family gatherings, and a good night of card games. He will be remembered for his character, his charm, integrity, and his sense of humor. He will be missed greatly by all whose lives were touched by him. He lived independently and with purpose right up to the last few weeks of his life.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Isabelle; sons; Terry (Cathy) Metzger of Valley City, Tom (Karen) Metzger of Sioux Falls, S.D., Craig Metzger and fiancé Brenda Bush of Huron, S.D.; and daughter, Stacie (Garth) Heiden, Fargo; grandchildren; Shannon, Bill, Laura, Angela, Daniel, Susan, Amanda, Matt, Garret, and Paige; and ten great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers; Bert, Harold, Al, Neil, and Oswald (died in infancy); and sisters; Hilda, Pauline, Florence, and Leone.

Brooks Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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