We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Weber Funeral Home
Ronald A. 'Ernie' Metzger, age 72, of Delphos, passed away Saturday, August 12, 2022 at his residence surrounded by his family.
He was born on August 16,1949 in Lima, to Anthony P. and Mary C (Rellinger) Metzger of Ft Jennings. He was proceeded in death by his parents, and his brother Joseph J. Metzger. On January 8,1972 he married Marty S (Jenkinson) Metzger.
Ernie is survived by his wife Marty, his daughter Michelle L. Taylor, and grandchildren, Harper Rae and Edison Arthur Taylor. He is also survived by his brother Dan (Marilyn) Metzger of Kalida, his brother Mike (Melanie) Metzger of Ft Jennings, his sister Judy (John) Washbush of Madison, WI, his sister Ginny (Jim) Miller of Ottoville, and his sister-in-law Diane Metzger of Ft Jennings.
Ernie was a 1967 graduate of Ft Jennings High School. He erected the first wind generator for producing electricity in the area, sold and installed one for Dayton Power and Light. In 1982 he moved his family to Colorado, where he became a rancher and owned his own business in poured wall foundations. Ernie was a jack of all trades, the various companies he worked for valued his ability to save money by his innovated way of thinking. He loved riding horses, hiking, camping, exploring, and rock and roll. He raised Scottish Highland cattle, and showed them in various stock shows and fairs. He was a caring and helpful man who was part of a Mounted rescue team that did search and rescue in the mountain backcountry. Ernie deeply loved his family, he often took his grandchildren out exploring and camping, he was an amazing father, grandfather, and husband. He was a huge goofball, always making others smile, and lead a life full of joy. He left a fantastic legacy behind him, and is greatly missed.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00am on Thursday, August 18, 2022 at Weber Funeral Home, 1840 E Fifth St., Delphos. Rev Charles Obinwa will be officiating. A private burial will be held at St. Joseph Cemetery in Ft. Jennings.
Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 17, at the funeral home. Online condolences may be shared at www.weberfh.net.