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Isabelle Elaine Metzger

Isabelle Elaine Metzger, 91, of Langdon, ND, passed away November 14, 2017, at Bethany on 42nd in Fargo, ND.

Isabelle was born November 7, 1926, to Finlay and Beatrice (Jorstad) Agar on the family farm near Calvin, ND, the oldest of six children, and attended country schools in the Calvin area. After graduating from Calvin High School in 1944, Isabelle attended business school in Fargo, ND, before returning to the farm and working in Langdon, ND. She married Oswald (Ozzie) Metzger on July 22, 1946, in Mt. Carmel, ND, and they made their home on the family farm where Ozzie was born and raised. They raised four children of their own and remained on the farm until later years when they made their winter home in Fargo and enjoyed summer months at the farm. Isabelle and Ozzie were married 67 years when he passed in 2013.

Isabelle’s greatest love was her family, often recalling memories of loved ones passed and stories from her childhood, with the help of volumes of photographs. She worked tirelessly to help run the family farm - milking cows, cooking, canning, sewing, running meals to the field, and entertaining for large family gatherings. Isabelle will be remembered for her dedication, determined nature, and incredible endurance combined with humor, musicality, and flair even to her final days. While growing up Baptist, Isabelle became Catholic after marriage, and as a self-taught organist, faithfully played for masses, weddings, funerals, and celebrations for over forty years at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church. She also sang with the Sweet Adeline’s in Langdon and sewed performance dresses for the whole choir. She will be dearly missed by her family and so many who came to know her through the years. The family would like to especially thank the caregivers and residents at Bethany Gables and Bethany on 42nd, who became her extended family.

Isabelle is survived by her sister, Leanna (Dave) Schneider, of Bismarck, ND; her sons: Terry (Cathy) Metzger of Valley City, ND, Tom (Karen) Metzger of Sioux Falls, SD, Craig Metzger and fiancé Brenda Bush of Huron, SD; daughter Stacie (Garth) Heiden of Fargo, ND; grandchildren: Shannon, Bill, Laura, Angela, Daniel, Susan, Amanda, Matt, Garret and Paige; and sixteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brother Orven Agar; and sisters: Micki Amoth, Doris Warr, and Donna June Agar (infant).

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, November 20, 2017, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Mt. Carmel, ND. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 6:45 p.m. Rosary and 7:00 p.m. prayer service on Sunday, November 19, 2017, at St. Alphonsus Parish Center in Langdon, ND. Burial will be at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Cemetery in Mt. Carmel, ND.

Visitation will take place from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a 6:45 p.m. Rosary and 7:00 p.m. prayer service on Sunday, November 19,2017, at St. Alphonsus Parish Center in Langdon, ND. Burial will be at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery.


SERVICES
Funeral Service

Monday, November 20, 2017
1:00 PM

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church

Mt. Carmel, ND

Visitation will take place from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a 6:45 p.m. Rosary and 7:00 p.m. prayer service on Sunday, November 19,2017, at St. Alphonsus Parish Center in Langdon, ND. Burial will be at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery.


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Craig and siblings, my condolences on the loss of your mom (and father). Losing our parents is tough, I know. Will be keeping you all in prayer for peace and comfort. LaVonne Fischer

LaVonne (Fischer) Malone Nov 22 2017 12:00 AM

Sending thoughts and prayers to all of her family! I have many fond memories with Isabelle and will always chuckle now and then remembering some of our hair brained ideas we would come up with and implement!

Bonnie Baxter Nov 18 2017 12:00 AM

Tom: Read about your mother's passing and wanted to expressive my sympathy to you and your family. It's been nearly 50 years since we knew each other at NDSU....I hope the years have been good for you. My husband is originally from Walhalla so get up north every once in a while. My thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Peggy Hanson Inglis

Peggy Hanson Inglis Nov 17 2017 12:00 AM

Thoughts and Prayers to the Family

Helen (Metzger) Borgen Nov 17 2017 12:00 AM

Beloved sister, we stood shoulder to shoulder while dark winds buffeted us these last years. You the oldest and I the youngest. Now I only am left but I feel you strong at my back holding me against the storm. What joy when we are all together again,

Leanna Rae Agar-Schneider Nov 17 2017 12:00 AM

My sympathy and prayers for the family of Isabelle. She was a loving cousin thru Ozzie. She will be missed. I always looked forward seeing both of them when I visited back in Langdon and in Mt. Carmel. Audrey ( Metzer ) Pokela 612 269 4907

Audrey M. ( Metzger ) Pokela Nov 16 2017 12:00 AM

I was saddened to hear of Izabelle's passing. She was a terrific aunt. I remember her with fond memories and love. Over the years I received Christmas cards from her and she kept me up with all her family. Her laughter and good nature were a delight to be around. I admired how her and Uncle Ozzie got along. Please know that I remember her fondly and will do so in the future. Love to all.

Mary Louise O'Neal (Hooey) Nov 16 2017 12:00 AM

Marcie and I extend our deepest sympathy to Isabelle"s family during this time of sorrow all and loss of your loved one. God bless and May she rest in peace in the loving arms of God and may you all have some peace as u journey forward!!

Joe and Marcie LaPorte Nov 15 2017 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for you loss. I have happy memories of your Mom and how much she liked to sing. She was a unique and special person.

Mary Eddy Nov 15 2017 12:00 AM