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METZGAR, J. Lyle 1885-1975

METZGAR, BAILEY, HOPKINS

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 11/17/2016 at 21:43:20

J. Lyle Metzgar Died Sunday

J. Lyle Metzgar died at 7:34 p.m. Sunday, December 21 at the Grundy County Memorial hospital in Grundy Center at the age of 90 years, 3 months and 8 days.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 23, 1975 at 1:30 in the Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home in Grundy Center. Rev. John L. Lewis, pastor of the First United Presbyterian Church officiated. Merle Mamminga sang "The Old Rugged Cross". He was accompanied by Mrs. Raymond Appel who also played selected prelude and postlude numbers.

Pallbearers were Floyd Rouse, Hollis Miller, Claude Lines, Harold Diehl, LeRoy Vanderwicken and Paul Slinker. Mrs. Marvin DeVries and Miss Mary DeVries were flower ladies. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Grundy Center.

John Lyle Metzgar was born September 13, 1885, in Holland, Iowa, the son of Albert E. and Anna Bailey Metzgar. As a youth he moved to Marshalltown with his family, where he grew to manhood. The family returned to Grundy Center and on October 28, 1908 he was united in marriage to Edna Mae Hopkins in Grundy Center. The Metzgars spent four years in Cedar Rapids before returning the Grundy Center in 1914. He clerked in the Corner Drug Store for several years and later clerked in the High Hardware Store for over 30 years.

On October 27, 1975 Mr. Metzgar was admitted to the Extended Care Unit of the Grundy County Memorial hospital, and three weeks ago became a resident of Beverly Manor Convalescent Center. He entered the hospital three hours before his death.

He is survived by one daughter, Miss Thelma Metzgar, Grundy Center; one son, Laurence of Moorhead, Minn.; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Edna on January 16, 1970, one infant daughter, three brothers and two sisters.

A memorial fund has been established.

Mr. Metzgar was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and served several terms as an elder, also played in the Grundy Center band for many years, was a former member of the Masonic and Eastern Star and Knights of Pythias, also was a volunteer fireman for many years.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 25 December 1975, pg 3


 

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