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Dean B. Metzger, 84

December 13, 2013

Dean B. Metzger, 84, of Wapakoneta, died at 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at Wapakoneta Manor Nursing Home.
He was born Jan. 10, 1929, in Auglaize County to Grant Edward and Ida May Thomas Metzger. He married Angela Marie Owen March 21, 1951, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 9, 1993.
Mr. Metzger had been a welder/ Trackman with CSX Transportation. He was a member of Wapakoneta First United Methodist Church, the Railroad Retirement Club, VFW Post 8445 and Eagles Aerie 691. He enjoyed gardening and sharing his harvest.
Survivors include two sons, Russell E. (Polly) Metzger and David L. Metzger; two daughters, Barbara D. (Barry) Spicer and Betty J. Hertenstein, all of Wapakoneta; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  
He was preceded in death by brothers, Luther Eugene Metzger, Sr. and Leroy Metzger; two sisters, Cleo Roth and Lucille Irwin; a grandson Shane Douglas Metzger; and a granddaughter Jennifer Stelzer.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., Tuesday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home Cridersville.
The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday at the funeral home with Pastor Wayne Lee officiating and burial will follow in St. Matthew Cemetery, where military rites will be provided by VFW Post 8445.
Memorial contributions may be given to First United Methodist Church and condolences may be shared at

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