COLDWATER - Robert Edwin Metzker, 93, died Nov. 28, 1994, at Comanche County Hospital, Coldwater.
He was born Aug. 4, 1901, at New Harmony, Ind., the son of Frank Leighton and Lucy William (Allen) Metzker. A Coldwater resident since 1904, moving from Indiana, he was a farmer, a former owner of the Blue Moon Cafe and a caretaker of the Crown Hill Cemetery, both at Coldwater.
On May 6, 1927, he married Frankie Emerson at Coldwater. She survives.
Other survivors include: a son, Robert F., Buhler; two daughters, Betty Ross, Turon, and Ruby Pepperd, Coldwater; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hatfield-Prusa Funeral Home, Coldwater, with the Rev. Faye Thurman presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Crown Hill Cemeter, Coldwater.
Memorials may be sent to the donor's choice in care of the funeral home.
Funeral Service Folder:
ROBERT EDWIN METZKER
Date of Birth: August 4, 1901
Date of Death: November 28, 1994
Services Held Thursday, December 1, 1994, 2:00 p.m.
Hatfield-Prusa Funeral Home - Coldwater, Ks.
Minister - Rev. Faye Thurman
Organist - Mrs. Fayette Blount
Soloist - Mrs. Bonnie Frazier
Songs - "The Church in the Wildwood," "Just a Little Talk with Jesus"
Pallbearers - Kent Moore, Rob Metzker, Kris Moore, Charles Martin, Scott Moore, Mark Mills, Denton Frazier II, Dean Gregg.
Interment - Crown Hill Cemetery - Coldwater, Ks.
Arrangements by Hatfield-Prusa Funeral Home - Coldwater, Ks.
Minerva Frances (Metzker) Cline, sister of Robert Edwin Metzker.
"Mrs. J.M. Cline Has Made Many Hundreds of Beautiful Quilts", news clipping, 31 Dec 1964.
Photographs from the Collection of J.M. & Minerva Cline, printed from the original glass plate negatives by Russell Fay Cline.
Dorothy Virginia Gregg, niece of Robert Edwin Metzker.
Lula Agnes (Metzker) Gregg, sister of Robert Edwin Metzker.
Frank Leighton and Lucy William (Allen) Metzker, parents of Robert Edwin Metzker.
Harrison Metzker, brother of Robert Edwin Metzker.
S.Sgt. Ira Leighton Metzker, USAAF, nephew of Robert Edwin Metzker.
Iris (Brasher) Metzker, wife of Ira. L. Metzker, Sr., mother of Ira Leighton Metzker, Jr., sister in law of Robert Edwin Metzker.
From Our Soldiers and Sailor Boys : Harrison and George Metzker, The Western Star, October 18, 1918. They were brothers of Robert Edwin Metzker.
Thanks to Rhonda (Cline) Nickel for the above obituary and information.
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