Geraldine R. Metzger, 88

Geraldine R. Metzger, 88, of 308 E. Bremen St. New Knoxville, died at 11:10 a.m. Saturday, May 18, 2013, at the St. Marys Living Center.

She was born on Oct. 14, 1924, in Auglaize County, the daughter of Eugene and Lillia (Weifenbach) Slattery.

She married Dale Metzger on April 23, 1946, and he preceded her in death on April 15, 1994.

She is survived by her children, Daniel (Lois) Metzger of New Knoxville, Deborah (Donald) Harting of Dayton and Karen (Larry) Kruse of New Knoxville; by her daughter-in-law Mariann Metzger of Akron; by eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; by one sister, Imogene Mox of Delphos.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a son, Mark Metzger; her siblings, Byron Slattery, Dana Slattery, Mary Jane Scheufler, Althea Rudebusch, Calvin Slattery.

Geraldine was a 1941 graduate of Blume High School in Wapakoneta. She retired from Brookside Laboratories in New Knoxville. She was a member of the New Knoxville United Methodist Church. She took an active role in raising funds to install  an elevator at  the church. She loved to play cards, spend time with her grandchildren and go polka dancing.

Funeral rites will be held 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the New Knoxville United Methodist Church, the Rev. Dennis Gaertner, officiant.

Friends may call one hour prior to services on Saturday at the church, where memorial gifts may be given to the church.

Condolences may be sent to Geraldine’s family via

Vornholt-Miller Funeral Home, 200 W. Spring St., New Knoxville, is in charge of the funeral arrangements.