STOUGHON-Roland Norman Metzler, age 93, of Stoughton, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 peacefully at home.
He was born on June 17, 1924, in Madison, the son of Conrad and Ada (Johnson) Metzler. Roland was a WWII U.S. Army veteran, serving from March of 1943 to October 1945 as an 81 Mortar Gunner. He was the recipient of three Bronze Stars (Oak Leaf Cluster, GO443 INF. DIV 3, European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon), Silver Battle Star, Four Overseas Service Bars, Good Conduct Medal, GH0171 HQ.30 INF, Distinguished Service Medal, Croix de Guerro Bronze Arrowhead, and the Distinguished Unit Badge Bronze Star.
Roland was united in marriage to Betty Nelson on Sept. 8, 1951 in Stoughton. He was a printer for Madison Newspaper for 27 years and was a member of American Legion Post No. 59 and VFW Post 328 in Stoughton.
Roland was very family oriented, his family meant everything to him and they always came first. He especially loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and always made sure to have candy for them when they came to visit. Roland also loved his dogs.
He is survived by his three sons, Jeff (Jane) Metzler, Alan (Cinnamon) Metzler and Steven Metzler; two daughters, Susan (Terry) Hove and Julie (Dean) Stenjem; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Betty; son, Douglas Metzler; sisters, Virginia Walsmith and Irene Lunde; and three brothers, Clayton Metzler, Harland Metzler and Richard Metzler.
Funeral services will be held at GUNDERSON STOUGHTON FUNERAL AND CREMATION CARE, 1358 Hwy 51, Stoughton, at 12 Noon, on Saturday Feb. 3, 2018. Burial will be at Eastside Lutheran Cemetery, Stoughton with a luncheon to follow at the American Legion Post 59. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday.
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