Dortha M. (Studer) Metzger
Dortha M. Metzger, age 92, of Shelby, died unexpectedly Sunday, April 29, 2012 at Med Central Shelby Hospital.
Dortha was born October 22, 1919 to the late Sylvester P. and Coletta (Pifher) Studer in New Washington, Ohio and was a 1938 Graduate of Tiro High School. She was a cook for Shelby City Schools for 17 years. Dortha was a member of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Traditional Catholic Church in Sulfur Springs where she was an active volunteer. An excellent seamstress, Dortha made many different projects for herself and others. She was very proud of her vegetable and flower gardens. Dortha was a very proud person that never wanted anything for herself, but always wanted the best for others. She was a big help to her family and they always came first.
Dortha is survived by: 2 sons: Don (Marilyn) Metzger, of Willard, Michael Mike (Kathy) Metzger, of Shelby; a daughter: Sharon Nedolast, of Shelby; 2 daughters-in-law: Jeanne Metzger, of Shelby, Carol Metzger, of Glasgow, KY; 15 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; 6 brothers: Vincent (Irma) Studer, of Shelby, Clarence (Lucille) Studer, of North Auburn, H. James (Pat) Studer, of Bellevue, Donald (Carol) Studer, of Galion, Bob (Delores) Studer, of New Washington, Kenneth (Marilyn) Studer, of Tiro; 2 sisters: Janette (Robert) Holt, of Galion, Bernie Holmer, of Willard; 2 sisters-in-law: Eileen Studer, of Shelby, Mary Studer, of Crestline; an aunt: Justina Hay, of Norwalk. Dortha was preceded in death by: her husband: John A. Metzger, on December 27, 2006; 2 sons: Stephen Metzger, in 2008, Robert Metzger, in 2011; 2 brothers: Norbert Studer, Charles Studer; a sister: Esther Warren.
Friends may call on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where a rosary will be recited at 7:45 pm. Funeral mass will be held on Thursday at 10:30 am at Our Mother of Perpetual Help Traditional Catholic Church in Sulfur Springs with Fr. John Trough officiating. Burial will follow in Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Cemetery in Shelby. Memorial contributions can be made to Our Mother of Perpetual Help Traditional Catholic Church for masses.
To express a condolence or share a memory, please visit: penwellturner.com