Joseph J. Metzger
Joseph J. Metzger
FORT JENNINGS, Ohio — Joseph J. Metzger, 62, of Fort Jennings, died at 4:36 a.m. on April 9, 2019, at Lima Memorial Health System. He was born Aug. 18, 1956, in Lima, to Anthony and Mary (Rellinger) Metzger who proceeded him in death. On Jan. 16, 1982, he married Diane Baker, she survives in Fort Jennings.

He is survived by three daughters, Bethany Metzger Maas of Fort Jennings, Danielle (Kyle) Bendele of Ottoville, and Jessica Metzger of Fort Jennings; five grandchildren, Austin Maas, Anna Bendele, Addison Bendele, Lillie Hibbard, and Aiden Dodds; five siblings, Judith (John) Washbush of Wisconsin, Virginia (James) Miller of Fort Jennings, Ronald (Martha) Metzger of Colorado, Daniel (Marilyn) Metzger of Kalida, and Michael (Melanie) Metzger of Fort Jennings.

Joseph was a mechanic for Knippen Chrysler in Delphos for over 25 years. He loved to spend time with his family, especially with his grandson Austin, fixing anything that needed it. He was the sweetest, loving man, who was willing to lend a hand to anyone who needed, even if he didn’t really have the time. Joseph was a member of Pleasant View Church in Wren.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2019, at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Jackson Township, with Pastor Jeff Millay officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Fort Jennings. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

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