VRA immediate past Chairman, Frank Metzke was buried at a private family funeral at Shepparton on Saturday 31st August 2013. This was followed by a memorial service at the Shepparton Uniting Church which was attended by about 400 people.
As well as being a member of the Karramomus Rifle Club and a dedicated target rifle shooter, Frank also had many other community interests. He was a life member of the Trotting Association, State treasurer of the CWA, Cricket Association life member, Chairman of the local Shepparton Retirement Villages and ran a very successful Accountancy business called Metzke and Allen.
Speakers at the memorial service were;
David Metzke – Frank’s son who spoke from the family perspective.
Dorothy Coombe - State President of Country Women’s Association. (Franks wife Della is a keen member of the CWA and Frank had recently become their State Treasurer)
Kevin Bertram - CEO Shepparton Villages. Over the years Frank played a pivotal role on establishing and running the Shepparton Retirement Village.
Russell Allen – Frank’s business partner.
Geoff Evans– I spoke about Frank’s lifetime involvement in our sport of Competitive Rifle Shooting. I have attached a copy of our VRA tribute to Frank.
Morrie Jackman – shared a few reminiscence’s about Frank.
Susan Metzke – Frank’s daughter who shared some personal reminiscence’s.
Our sincere condolences go out to Franks wife Della, and family David, Susan and Roslyn and their children, also to Franks brother Leigh and sister Gwenda who are also members of the Karramomus Rifle Club.
VRA - Tribute