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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.
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  1. Guest says:

    To The Family of:: Dortha Metzger
    Your Name: : Bob Deruy

    Your Condolence Message:: Donnie, sorry to read about the loss of your
    Mother. I remember delivering the News Journal to your Mom & Dad on Seltzer
    Ave and then when I was in High School, I was the envy of all the guys at
    lunch because she always remembered me from when I was her paper boy, so
    she ALWAYS LOADED up my lunch tray for me. I would get twice as much food
    as the rest of the guys and she would always just smile and wink. It’s
    funny how you remember things like that and when I do, it always brings a
    smile to my face. I guess that just means she was a VERY SPECIAL LADY and
    made a lasting impression on me in my youth that I never forgot. Again, you
    have my condolences my friend. May God bless you and your family at this

    Bob Deruy ( from Donnelleys )
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    To The Family of:: Dortha Studer
    Your Name: : Val and Tim Brown

    Your Condolence Message:: Dear Studer Family,
    I was so sad to hear of Dortha’s sudden passing. Being a long time neighbor
    and friend on Seltzer Ave, she has left a special memory in my heart. A
    special lady of many talents, she had the best garden on the street and
    always shared her bounty with others. One thing that I will always remember
    is her warm smile that never ceased.
    I pray that through the love and legacy she has left to you all, you will
    be comforted at this time of great sorrow.
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