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Information for Denzil Nicholaus Metzer
27 October, 1913 25 July, 1987
From The Idaho Press Tribune
July, 1987

Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Denzil Metzer

    Graveside services for Denzil N. Metzer, 73, of Homedale, who died Saturday, July 25, at his farm, will be held at 1030 a.m. Wednesday at the Wilder Cemetery, Wilder.
    The Rev. Kenneth Pitts of the Homedale Friends ministery (sp) will officiate, under the direction of Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Homedale.  Friends may meet at the cemetery.
    Mr. Metzer, a retired farmer, was born Oct. 27, 1913, at Hasting, Neb., to Adolph C. and Helena A. Schultz Metzer.  As a child, he moved with his family to Colorado and in May 1929 to Caldwell.
    He worked as a heavy equipment operator for irrigation systems in the Boise Valley for 10 years.
    He married Mary E. Church Feb. 18, 1936, in Payette.
    They made their home in Cascade, where he worked in logging.  They then moved to Los Angeles, where he was a sheet metal foreman for the Lockheed Aircraft Corp.  In 1943 they moved to Boise and later to Mountain Home, where he worked in sheet metal.  In 1946 they moved to Homedale where he farmed.
    He was a well-drilling contractor in Oregon and Idaho for 36 years.
    Mrs. Metzer died March 23, 1973, in Homedale.  He was a 28-year member of the Caldwell BPOE No. 1448; Silver City Masonic Lodge No. 13, AF&AM, Homedale, for 44 years; and Silver Star Chapter No. 83 OES, Homedale.
    He is survived by a son, Kenne Metzer of Homedale; three brothers, Dale L. Metzer of Powell, Wyo., Melvin M. Metzer of Othello, Wash., and Fay F. Metzer of Vantage, Wash.; a sister, Jean E. Criffield of Homedale; three granddaughters; a great grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by two brothers.
    Memorials may be made to the Homedale Fire Department and Ambulance Fund.
    Friends may call today until 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at the Homedale Flahiff chapel.


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