Donald P. Metzger

April 25, 1934 - November 24, 2016

Donald P. Metzger, 82, of Valley City, OH passed away on Thursday, November 24, 2016, after a long battle with cancer. Don was raised on the farm settled by his great grandparents in Valley City. Don graduated from Liverpool High School, Case Institute of Technology & the University of Virginia with a MBA degree. He was preceded in death by his parents Elmer and Helen (nee Dieterich) Metzger and his son Brad. Don spent more than 40 years in California as an Industrial Engineer and later owner of The Country Feed Store in Vista, CA. He retired 6 years ago back to the family homestead in Valley City. He was a naturalist, a firm believer in hard work, loved to read, was an avid baseball fan and was often seen helping sell flowers at the Medina Farmers Market with Berry’s Blooms. Don is survived by his sister- Carol (Ed) Kraus, niece Teri (Robert) Berry, Grand niece- Suzy Berry and several cousins. At Don’s request, cremation has taken place. Memorial Service will be held- 2:00 PM, Thursday, December 1, 2016 at Zion Lutheran Church 2233 Abbeyville Road Valley City, OH Pastor Jim Watson, officiating. In Lieu of flowers- Remembrances may be made to the Zion Lutheran Church grounds fund. Bauer Funeral Home, Valley City has the honor of serving the Metzger Family.


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