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August 12, 1943 - May 14, 2006

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Lavon Arnold Metschke, 62 of Snyder died May 14, 2006 at Clarkson Hospital in Omaha. Services will be 10:30 am. Wednesday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Snyder with Reverend David Spaeth officiating. Burial will be at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Visitation willstart at 3:00 pm. with a Prayer Service at 8:00 pm. at the Stokely Funeral Home in Dodge. Memorials may be made to St. Peter’s elevator fund or Snyder Fire Department. Those wishing to leave on line condolences may do so at Lavon was born August 12, 1943 on the family farm, between Dodge and Snyder, to Arnold and Hermiena Neimeier Metschke. He attended country school and graduated from Snyder High School with the class of 1961. While in High School he participated in basketball and track. During and after High School he helped operate the family farm. Lavon served with the United States Army Reserve from February, 1962 to July, 1969. Part of that time he was stationed at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana as a storage specialist, with the rank of Private. On December 14, 1969 he married Barbara Maas at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Norfolk. Lavon farmed most of his adult life. Lavon also worked at Iowa Beef Processing in West Point and Smeal Manufacturing in Snyder. Lavon was a lifetime member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Snyder where he had been active thru his lifetime. He enjoyed gardening. Survivors include sons Michael (Gina) of Snyder, Mark of Lincoln, Matthew (Kari) of Omaha, Martin (Dawn) of Shelby, and Miles of Kansas City, MO, sister Marcille (Conrad) Exner of San Diego, CA, brothers Merlin (Sharon) of Scribner and Harlan (Cherie) of Papillion, father-in-law Raymond (Lois) Maas of Hoskins, granddaughters Chantal, Amber, Allison and Abby. He is preceded in death by his wife, Barb, December 31, 1991, his parents and his mother in law Bernice Maas.