Fred Benjamin Metzger
Last updated 3/27/2008 at Noon
Fred Benjamin Metzger, 89, passed away March 22, 2008. He was born July 8, 1918, in Brockton, MT.
He is survived by wife Geraldine Metzger; sons Ron Metzger, Emerald Isle, NC, and Mark Metzger and wife Sandy Metzger, Anza, CA; twin daughters Maureen and Marilyn Metzger, Fallbrook; grandson John J. Metzger, Malibu, CA; sister Phylis Romo, Bainville, MT; and stepbrother Gorden DeRosia, Bull Head City, AZ.
He also leaves his loving dog, Charlie.
He was preceded in death by stepbrother Robert DeRosia.
Fred grew up in Libby, MT, and graduated from Libby High. He joined the Marines and learned skills in heavy equipment repair.
He married Geraldine Brewington, also from Libby, in 1947. They moved to Fallbrook, CA, in 1951.
Fred served in the Marine Corps for 31 years and then worked in civil service at Camp Pendleton until retiring in 1972. He loved traveling and gardening.
A memorial service will be held Friday, March 28, at Berry-Bell & Hall Fallbrook Mortuary at 11 a.m.
Any donations should be sent to The Elizabeth Hospice, Inc., 150 W. Crest St., Escondido, CA 92025.