Helmuth MettlerHelmuth Mettler, 86, Dickinson, died Thursday, Nov. 29, at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Health Center, Dickinson.
Helmuth Mettler, 86, Dickinson, died Thursday, Nov. 29, at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Health Center, Dickinson.
Helmuth’s funeral service is 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson, with Rev. Cal Oraw officiating. Interment will take place at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Dickinson, with military honors to follow the funeral and be provided by the Dickinson Honors Team.
Visitation is Monday from noon to 5 p.m. at Ladbury Funeral Service and will continue one Tuesday from 8 a.m. to service time.
Helmuth D. Mettler was born Feb. 14, 1926, in Beulah, the son of Ferdinand and Maria (Reede) Mettler. He was raised and educated in Beulah and attended welding school in Chicago. He then through correspondence courses received his mechanics education.
He served honorably in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946. Upon his discharge, he returned to North Dakota and went to work as a mechanic for Schultz Machinery in Bismarck for many years before leaving to open his own business, Mettler Construction.
Helmuth owned heavy duty equipment, where he did road construction, built culverts and dams until his retirement. During this time he was also in partnership with his brother, Oscar, in a farming operation.
In his retirement, he worked briefly for Candee Construction in the auto shop, and as an apartment owner and landlord.
Helmuth was united in marriage to Florence (Metz) Casady on Nov. 21, 1953, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Dickinson. They have made their home here in Dickinson, where he was a past member of the American Legion Club.
He was primarily an auto mechanic, but as a handyman could fix, rebuild or repair anything from a watch to a washing machine.
He enjoyed his vegetable garden, and helping Florence make pickles and put up rhubarb. With his abundant garden, he was able to share his vegetables with family and friends.
Helmuth is survived by his wife, Florence, who is in a long-term facility in Greeley, Colo.; their daughter, Shirley A. Casady, Greeley; one grandson, Shane Armijo, Greeley; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and all of his siblings, Edmund Mettler, Oscar Mettler, Harry Mettler, Wilmer Mettler, Alvina Renner, Elsie Stimpson, Hertha Christenson, Ella Feik and Hilda Perrine.
Arrangements are with Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson.
Comments posted on this page do not reflect opinions of Forum Communications Company. Forum Communications Company does not endorse and is not responsible for any statement, opinion, advice given or made. All replies are subject to approval and must follow Forum Communications Company guidelines concerning statements of libel, personal attacks or defamation of character. Replies in the "Talk About It" section that criticize a person by name may not be posted, unless that person is openly involved in a public issue. Comments written in all capital letters or bold print will not be considered for inclusion in the forum.