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Mark Metzger

Mark P. “Mac” Metzger, 93, of Carey, passed away on Friday morning, Feb. 1, 2019, at Independence House, Fostoria.
He was born on Jan. 4, 1926, in Berwick, to Frank B. and Olivia C. (Schlachter) Metzger. On March 31, 1951, he married Eileen Wagner.
Survivors include his wife, Eileen Metzger of Carey; son, Mike (Carmen) Metzger of New Riegel; daughters, Betty (Gary) Fredritz of Carey, Jane (Kenneth Wall) Atkins of Forest and Carol (Dennis) Brickner of Tiffin; brother, Jack (Carolyn) Metzger of Toledo; sisters, Theresa (Raymond) Schindler of Harrison, Rita DeRose of Tiffin, Rosanna “Nan” Hohman of Vermillion and Donna Durbin of Sandusky; eleven grandchildren; and sixteen great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Francis “Fritz” Metzger and Cyril Metzger; sisters, Lucy Flechtner, Marsha Gerber, Gertrude Hess and Betty Metzger; and great-grandsons, Rogan and Brody Neville.
Mark did dredging work and helped build the railroad and Frontier Town at Lake Erie and Cedar Point, was also a self-employed excavator and worked for Paul Weott as a welder. He also maintained Frenchtown Church and cemetery and dug graves for many other area cemeteries. Mark was a parishioner of All Saints Parish, New Riegel, former member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Frenchtown, and was the oldest member of the New Riegel American Legion Post #354. He enjoyed repairing equipment for friends and was a handyman.
Visitation will be held from 3-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home and Crematory, Tiffin.
His funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at All Saints Parish at the Frenchtown Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Timothy Kummerer officiating. A rosary will be prayed 20 minutes prior to mass. Burial will follow at St. Nicholas Cemetery, Frenchtown, with military honors being conducted by the New Riegel American Legion Post #354.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bridge Hospice or to Independence House.
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