James H. “Jim” Metzelaars was born on December 19, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois and died on October 5, 2018 in Bossier City, Louisiana. Visitation will be held at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Minden, Louisiana from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 8, followed immediately by funeral mass with Rev. Fr. Sebastian Kallarackal presiding. A graveside service for the family will be held at Hill Crest Memorial Park in Haughton, Louisiana.
Jim spent his younger years in Chicago and moved to Constantine, Michigan following his 8th grade year. Following graduation from high school, he enlisted in the United