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Douglas Metzger
Popkess Mortuary in Sabetha
Oneida, KS

Douglas K. Metzger, 84, of Oneida, Kansas died on Sunday, July 16, 2023, at the Sabetha Manor in Sabetha, Kansas.

Douglas was born on August 25, 1938, the son of Wilhelm and Julia (Meyer) Metzger at their farmhouse west of Oneida, Kansas. Douglas was the oldest of three children. Douglas attended grade school in Oneida. He attended high school in Sabetha and was a very involved student. He graduated from Sabetha High School in 1956.

Douglas was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Betty Locher, on September 30, 1956. Douglas and Betty were blessed with four children and shared 66 years together. Douglas was a lifelong farmer who raised diverse livestock and crops with his family. Douglas enjoyed traveling with Betty and meeting new people everywhere they went. Douglas and Betty became members of the Sabetha Apostolic Christian Church in 1986.

Douglas was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Darryl Metzger at birth.

Douglas is survived by his wife, Betty; his sons, Mark Metzger and Steven (Liz) Metzger; his daughter, Marilyn (Stanley) Wiegand; his three grandchildren, Naomi (Kyle) Stillwell, Joel Wiegand, and Simon Wiegand; and his sisters, Willa (James) Steiner and Marge Metzger.

Funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 20, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. at the Apostolic Christian Church in Sabetha. Prior to the service, a visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church. The interment will be made in the Sabetha Cemetery in Sabetha. Memorial contributions are suggested to a fund yet to be designated by the family sent in care of Popkess Mortuary. 823 Virginia, Sabetha, Kansas 66534. Online condolences can be left for the family at

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