Milly Metzler (1913 - 2014)

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Metzler, Milly (Mildred)

Mildred "Milly" Metzler, 90, Oconto Falls, died Thursday, March 27, 2014 at Sharpe Care. She was born November 12, 1923 in Ladysmith, WI to William and Edna (Elert) Helmrath. Because of her father's work in the paper mill industry, Milly moved with her family many times including Canada, before coming with her family to Oconto Falls as a junior in high school where she graduated with the class of 1941. Following graduation from high school, she started to work as a legal secretary for Howard Eslien Sr.

On January 31, 1948 she married Ralph Metzler and together they owned and oprated Metzler's Sweet Shop, a candy and ice cream parlor in Oconto Falls. Milly was well known for her over 50 year career with the Eslien Law Offices, where she did bookkeeping and specialized in probate matters and as Milly would say, "way before computers". She was a member of the Oconto Falls United Methodist Church and an avid bridge player, golfer and bowler in the community. Like many other couples in the Oconto Falls area, she and her husband Ralph helped in the construction of River Island Golf Club in the early 1960's.

Survivors are one sister, Erna Schlender, Green Bay; one sister-in-law, Marilyn Helmrath, Baltimore, MD and FL; one brother-in-law, Bob Metzler, Green Bay; the entire Eslien family; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ralph in 1990, one brother, William Helmrath, three brothers-in-law, Roland Schlender, Clayton "Tony" and Harlan Metlzer and three sisters-in-law, Alice Metzler, Faye Metzler and Dolores Drafz.

Visitation will be held 3-6pm Sunday (TODAY), March 30, 2014 at Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls. Visitation will continue after 9:30am Monday, March 31, 2014 at the Oconto Falls United Methodist Church until the time of service. Funeral services will be held 10:30am at the church with Pastor Jerry Cho officiating. Burial will take place along side of her husband Ralph in Riverside Cemetery, Peshtigo.

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Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Mar. 28 to Mar. 30, 2014
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