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Jean Metzger

October 17, 1926 - July 30, 2019

Burial Date: Private

Funeral Home Dickinson, ND

Funeral Service:  Pending

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Jean Metzger passed away July 30, 2019 at St. Luke’s Home, Dickinson, ND

A private memorial will be held at a later date.

Lou Jean was born on October 17, 1926 in Wilton, ND, the daughter of John R. and Minnie (Lange) Oshanyk.

Growing up she attended Wilton Schools. While working in Bismarck Jean met Paul Metzger who was a paratrooper in the 517th Infantry Regiment while home on leave from the service.

The two were later married on November 17, 1945 in Wibaux, MT.

They were blessed with five children: Wesley, Mike, Paul, Cheryl and James and eventually eleven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren

Jean was a bookkeeper for many years at Allen’s Decorating in Dickinson. She loved gardening, cooking, entertaining and enjoyed camping at Lake Metigoshe and Lincoln State Park, traveling the US and Europe; crocheting was a favorite hobby. While in her later years she got her nickname the “Happy Hooker”!

Jean is survived by her sons Wes (Nina) of Glendale, AZ, Mike (Sonya) of Peoria, AZ, Paul (Pam) of Salt Lake City, UT, and James (Pat) of Cumming, GA, and sister Martha (George) Stelzmiller of Bismarck, ND; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Paul C and daughter Cheryl (Rex) Lovell, WY

In lieu of flowers, the Metzger, Oshanyk families request donations to; CHI Health at Home, Dickinson, ND.


Phone: 866-483-7900
Fax: 701-483-7901
2067 1st Street West
Dickinson, ND 58601