Jimmy D. Metzger Jimmy D. Metzger, 68, passed away Monday, Aug 19th at the Veterans Hospital in Los Angeles, Ca. Jim was born in Valley Falls on May 24, 1945, the son of Dale and Gladys Metzger. He played sports for the Valley Falls Dragons before starting work at the Santa Fe railroad and serving in Viet Nam. Jim is survived by his wife Patsy Jones Lake, daughters Donna Smith (Mike) of Burbank, Ca., Terri Lake of North Hills, Ca. and son Rowdy Metzger (Olivia) of Pasadena, Ca. He had 3 grandchildren: Jeremy Smith (Laura) of Hollister, Ca., Ava and Grace Metzger of Pasadena, Ca. and one great-grandchild, Evan Smith of Hollister, Ca. He is also survived by his sisters, Dalene Senn of Valley Falls and Eileen Borrow of Missouri. He loved his nephews and niece, Steve Senn of Las Vegas, Eric Senn of Valley Falls and Janet Senn of Topeka very much and was always in close contact with his family and friends in Valley Falls. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on Aug. 28, 2013.