W. Dean  Metzger


W. Dean Metzger, 88, a longtime resident of Winfield, passed away Thursday, May 9, 2019, at The Manor at Penn Village, Selinsgrove.
He was born July 1, 1930, in Penn Township, Snyder County, a son of the late Filbert C. "King" and Anna F. (Fisher) Metzger. On Nov. 25, 1948, he married the former Shirley B. Warntz and together they celebrated nearly 56 years of marriage before her passing on Oct. 19, 2004.
Dean attended a one room school house until ninth grade and went on to graduate from Lewisburg High School in 1948.
Butchering being his passion in life, Dean worked for Maynard and Mark Reitz for 20 years. During this time, he also attended the Williamsport Growers Market selling meats for 23 years. Dean would later buy the former Bob Hess and Son Butcher Shop, Winfield and ran Metzger Meats for 22 years before retiring in 1995.
He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Winfield since 1948.
Dean was also a member of Charity Lodge No. 144 F&AM, Lewisburg, the Williamsport Consistory, Union Township Fire Company and the New Berlin Fire Company.
Having a love for the outdoors and hunting, he was a life member of the Northumberland Point Township Sportsman Association, a member of the Sand Run Hunting Lodge, Mid-Penn Sportsman Association, Keystone Sportsman Club and Tom Mix Riding Club. Dean loved to hunt in McKean County with his family. He was also an avid trap shooter and was the Pennsylvania State shoot handicap champion in 1968.
Dean enjoyed snowmobiling and horseback riding, having owned a horse for most of his life.
Surviving are three sons, Rodney Metzger and Brenda Wagner, of Winfield, Ronald and Lori Metzger, of Watsontown and Randall Metzger, of New Columbia; one daughter, Rhonda and Gary Boyer, of Mifflinburg; nine grandchildren, Kristin Lahr, Kayla Metzger, Dirk Metzger, Dana Metzger, Anna Trayer, Loran Metzger, Miranda Metzger, Faith Brininger and Kip Boyer; three step grandchildren, Niki Rife, Ian and Mia Boyle; 16 great-grandchildren; and five step great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 13, at the Cronrath-Grenoble Funeral Home, South Second and St. Louis streets, Lewisburg and from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 24 State Route 304, Winfield, where a funeral will be held at 11 a.m. with his pastor, the Rev. Matthew Loyer officiating.
Burial will follow in the Winfield Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial contributions in Dean's name be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 159, Winfield, PA 17889.
Expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.cronrathgrenoblefuneralhome.com
Published on May 10, 2019
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3 posts

Marvin Gessner
May 28, 2019
My deepest sympathy in the loss of your father/grandfather. May you find comfort in the memories of a good life lived. I have many good memories of Dean & Shirley when I would be with my father and he would stop in to deliver quarterly reports for the business or at the shop when we stopped in for part of a beef. Thought about Dean many times when passing buy the house or shop over the years wondering if he was still there knowing we are all getting older and soon will be called home. With heartfelt sympathy to the family.

Marvin Gessner
Earle Cornelius
May 15, 2019
Sorry to learn of Dean’s passing. He was an integral part of the community.
Karen Biernstein Swartzlander
May 10, 2019
Ron, Dirk, and Dana,
My deepest sympathy in the loss of your father/grandfather.
I sincerely hope and pray that all the years of loving
memories of him will help you through the days ahead.
With heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.

Karen Biernstein Swartzlander