Joann Metzgar

Joann Metzgar, age 72,

of Bottineau, died Thurs-

day, September 10, 2020

at St. Andrew’s Hospital.

A memorial service will

be held on Friday, Sep-

tember 25, 2020 at 2:00

p.m. at the Nero Funeral

Home in Bottineau.

Joann Marilyn Metzgar,

daughter of Harold and

Edith (Lunde) Melgaard,

was born in December of

1947 in Bottineau. She

was raised in Bottineau

and graduated from Bot-

tineau High School in

1965. On August 21, 1965,

she married Gerald

Metzgar in Bottineau.

They made their home in

Virginia and later moved

to Colorado. They re-

turned to Bottineau in

1982 and purchased the

Westerner Bar. She later

worked at the Farm Credit

Services in Bottineau.

Joann retired in 2014

where she and Jerry con-

tinued to make Bottineau

their home.

Joann was a member of

the First Lutheran Church

in Bottineau. She enjoyed

golfing, watching the

Broncos and the Twins,

horse racing and was an

avid reader. She also en-

joyed traveling all over

the US, Canada and Eu-


She is survived by: her

husband, Gerald of Bot-

tineau; son, Michael (De

Ann) Metzgar of Parker,

CO; granddaughter, Bri-

ane Swinnerton of Las Ve-

gas, NV; Matt Bingaman

of Parker, CO; Michelle

Bingaman-Clark (Todd) of

Aurora, CO;

great-grandchildren; one

brother, David Melgaard

(Beverly) of Audubon,

MN and several uncles,

aunts, nieces, nephews,

and cousins.

Joann was preceded in

death by: her parents, her

brother Arlin, and

sister-in-law Wanda.

Nero Funeral Home will

be taking care of the ar-


The Memorial Service

will be streamed live.

As an expression of

sympathy, memorial do-

nations may be sent to the

Bottineau VFW Post


Friends may sign the

online register book at


There will be no intern-ment at this time.