Douglas F. "Doug" Metzger, 72, of Monticello, passed away at 2:30 pm, Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at his home with his wife and hospice nurse by his side.
He was born on June 13, 1951 in South Bend to the late F. Dale and Carolyn (Dibble) Metzger. On October 2, 2004, he married Helen Kuprewicz Thiem in Osceola, IN and she survives.
Doug was a 1969 graduate of John Adams High School in South Bend, and graduated from Indiana University-South Bend in 1974 with a degree in Accounting.
Doug was a Certified Public Accountant. He began his career in his family's accounting firm, Metzger, Mancini and Lachner CPAs. He later began his own practice primarily providing independent audits for numerous credit unions throughout Indiana. He was involved in several CPA organizations. He gradually retired from CPA work over the past 5 years. Doug was also a Certified Credit Union Executive. His last position was with Lakes Federal Credit Union in Monticello. He was involved with the planning and construction of the current location on Rickey Road.
Doug was a 50 year member and past master of the St. Joseph Masonic Lodge #45 of South Bend. He was also a member and past master of the Libanus Lodge #154 in Monticello. Doug received the Scottish Rite Meritorious Service Award in 2006 and was crowned an Illustrious Brother, 33rd Degree in 2017. Doug was also a member of the Orak Shrine in Michigan City and White County Shrine Club, The Royal Order of Jesters, as well as the Crystal Chapter of the Order Eastern Star in Monticello. He was a member of the Lowchen Club of America and the Portuguese Water Dog Club of America for many years and loved his dogs, Razzle and Jackpot. He enjoyed his friends and all of the RV camping and dog show trips with them.
Along with his wife Helen, Doug is survived by two brothers, Larry Metzger of South Bend and Bruce (Jeanie) Metzger of Fishers; a brother-in-law, Alex (Bobbi) Kuprewicz of Richmond; two nephews, James (Melanie) Metzger and Trent Kuprewicz; two nieces, Becky (Chris) Ehrgott and Tara (Joe) Biss; two great nieces, Tabitha Metzger and Josephine Biss and three great nephews, Jacob Metzger, Kellen Ehrgott, Tyler Biss.
A Memorial Service celebrating Doug's life will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Elara Caring Hospice in Lafayette, White County Shrine Club or the Lowchen Club of America Rescue. Memorials may be sent to Helen Metzger, C/O Springer-Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home at 202 South Illinois Street, Monticello, IN 47960.
Springer-Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home is entrusted with care.
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