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THE WESTERN STAR, 25 August 1944
Obituary of WILLIAM HENRY METZKER
DEATH OF W. H. METZKER OCCURS TUESDAY MORNING

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, August 23, 1944, at the Metzker home in this city for W. H. Metzker, a long time resident of Coldwater, who passed away at his home early Tuesday morning, August 22.

The funeral was in charge of Rev. D. C. Wallace, pastor of the Presbyterian church in this city and burial was in Crown Hill cemetery. The pall bearers were Sam Lawrence, John Schenk, W. Leslie Smith, Leslie Finney, Hosea Nimmo and Clarence Bardot.

Mrs. Jess Hill and Mrs. Mabel Eaton sang two numbers, "The Old Rugged Cross," and "In the Garden."

The following sketch of Mr. Metzker's life was read at the service:

William Henry Metzker, son of William Metzker and Susie Paxton, was born in Greenville, Ky., on January 16, 1873, and passed away at his home in Coldwater August 22, 1944, at the age of 71 years, 7 months and 6 days. He had been in failing health for three years.

He was united in marriage with Fannie Allen in Greenville, and to this union one son was born, S/Sgt. Alton R. Metzker, who is a member of the U. S. Army in India. Renous Allen, a nephew, grew to manhood in this home.

Mr. Metzker was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters. He is survived by his wife and the son and nephew mentioned above, and one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Alton R. Metzker, of California; also by one
sister, Mrs. Ida Hatfield of Greenville, Ky., and by several nephews and nieces; also by many friends.

He had lived in Coldwater since 1918. He was an industrious and honest man and will long be remembered by his many friends.
Transcribed and Contributed by Shirley Brier


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