Dorothy L. Metzler, 68, of Lancaster, entered into rest on Thursday, Dec. 20, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.Born May 29, 1939 in Kirkwood, she was the daughter of the late Monroe G. and Katie N. (Rohrer) Peifer. She was married to Lester Metzler for over 42 years.

She is survived by her husband, Lester; a son, Michael Metzler; a daughter, Michele Metzler; and a granddaughter, Jessica T. Metzler, all of Lancaster. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Enos, John and Melvin Peifer.

Dorothy attended the Worship Center Ministries in Lancaster. She was a nurse at the former St. Joseph Hospital, now Lancaster Regional Medical Center, for over 31 years. She loved doing crosswords, watching game shows and taking care of her granddaughter, Jessica, watching her doing crafts and grow up.

A Memorial Service was held at the Andrew T. Scheid Funeral Home, 320 Blue Rock Road, Route 999, Millersville, on Monday, Dec. 24, with Pastor Kenneth D. Godshall officiating. Interment was private. Please omit flowers. Memorial Remembrances can be made in Dorothy's Memory to the Scheid Funeral Home to help defray funeral expenses. For on-line condolences, directions or other information, you are welcome to visit our website at

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