Mrs. Metze worked at Dickerson Petroleum as a secretary before retirement. She was a member of Cathedral of St. Peter Catholic Church, Belleville, IL. She volunteered in numerous positions at the church including, the Cathedral Mothers’ Club, Cathedral Athletic Club, the Perpetual Help Sodality, and served on the Parish Council.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Kenneth T. Metze, whom she married on January 17, 1957, and who died on January 28, 2018; two sons, Clif Metze and Gary Metze; her parents, Rudolpf and Aurelia, nee Meyer, Veath; two brothers, Robert Veath, and Richard Veath; and two sisters, Joan (Norman) Rogers, and Verne Lee McHugh.
Surviving are her two sons, Brian (Sandy) Metze of Belleville, IL, and Todd (Kim) Metze of Belleville, IL; a daughter-in-law, Carrie Metze; five grandchildren, Michael (Terra) Metze, Garin Metze, Amanda (Anthony) Whitfield, Kyle Metze, and Natalie Taylor; seven great-grandchildren, Bailey, Jalen, Anthony II, Tilly, Tory Jr., Kora, and Aminah; a sister, Mary Jane (Lorain) Braun; two sisters-in-law, Anna Mae Veath and Loveen Veath; and nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the National Cancer Society in memory of her loving husband. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial for family only will be held at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. John Myler officiating. Standard CDC guidelines will be observed.
Burial at a later date will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.