William P. Metzler



February 1, 2024

William P. Metzler

William P. Metzler, (Bill), formerly from Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., passed away on November 20, 2023, at the age of 66, in Thermopolis, Wyo.,

After High School Bill enlisted in the US Navy and served on the ship USS Tripoli. He was Honorably discharged from the US Navy in 1977.

In 1989 Bill graduated from Central Wyoming College with an Associate of Applied Arts Degree in Radio Broadcasting.

About 20 years ago Bill moved to Thermopolis, Wyo., taking a job at the Holiday Inn, before retirement.

Bill chose to live by himself for the latter two thirds of his life out in rural Wyoming. There he encountered strangers, who became friends, then family to him. He was kind and generous in his own way to everyone.

Bill is survived by his sister, Beth (Metzler) Wells of Prior Lake, Minn.; stepbrother, Ron Kickert of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.; and his half-brothers, Brian and Don Metzler from Colorado.

Bill is preceded in death by his father, Don Metzler; mother, Joanne (Metzler) Kickert; and his stepfather, Robert Kickert.

Bill's remains will be buried in Thermopolis where he wanted to be.


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