Carolyn Metze

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Carolyn I. Metze, nee Veath, 83, of Belleville, IL, born August 19, 1937, died Tuesday, January 26, 2021, at St. Paul’s Home, Belleville, IL.

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

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.


22 Comments on Carolyn Metze

Joe & Kathleen Davis said : Guest Report Feb 04, 2021 at 8:03 AM

Sorry for your loss. Keeping all of you in our prayers.

  • Linwood
  • Kansas
Todd metze said : Guest Report Feb 02, 2021 at 7:22 PM

To all family and friends, thank you very much. Mom, (ie g'ma, great g'ma, mother in law) love you very much! You will be missed greatly. Say Hi to dad and my brothers for me. Love you Brian

  • Belleville
  • Il
Bill&Barb Schindler said : Guest Report Feb 01, 2021 at 2:33 PM

Ken&Butchie had the same big smiles &kind words since Cathedral Grade School .Lucky to have known them, Our thoughts &prayers are with you.

  • Belleville
  • Ill
Rocky and Betty Hasenstab said : Guest Report Feb 01, 2021 at 7:10 AM

So sorry for your loss. Butchie was so very kind and made everyone feel that they were special to her. She will never be forgotten. It was our pleasure to have spent time with her.

  • Waterloo
  • IL
Carolyn B. Metze said : Guest Report Jan 31, 2021 at 12:30 PM

My sympathy and love to all the Metze family. Could not have asked for a better sister-in-law and of course brother-in-law.

  • Swansea
  • IL
Carolyn Metze said : Guest Report Jan 31, 2021 at 9:55 AM

Could not have asked for a better sister-in-law. What a wonderful take charge woman.

  • Swansea
  • IL
Carol Kniepkamp said : Guest Report Jan 31, 2021 at 8:02 AM

Butchie & “Uncle” Kenny were part of our lives in so many ways. Cathedral baseball team, Mother’s Club, our special gourmet dinners at the rectory, our crafting. When Kenny retired and was looking for a part time job, I was working at Busch Stadium & encouraged him to join the usher staff and the Metze’s invited many Belleville friends to join them. I’m sure Kenny & Carolyn are dancing in heaven. May she rest in eternal peace.

  • North Richland Hills
  • TX
Cathy Sullivan said : Guest Report Jan 30, 2021 at 5:01 PM

Thinking of Brian and Todd. Condolences from the Sullivans.

  • O'Fallon
  • IL
Natalie (Vielweber) Huck said : Guest Report Jan 30, 2021 at 7:22 AM

Deepest sympathies to the entire Metze family. Carolyn was such a wonderful women & will be greatly missed by all. Your family are in my thoughts & prayers.

  • Millstadt
  • IL
Sandy Sullivan said : Guest Report Jan 29, 2021 at 7:19 PM

My condolences to the Metze family members as you mourn another loss. Carolyn was a huge supporter of the Metro East Community Chorale. She never missed a concert and for years she operated the recorder to record every one of our concerts. Carolyn and Kenny made such a great pair. It is comforting to know they are together again with their two sons.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Caroljean Gerstner said : Guest Report Jan 29, 2021 at 11:37 AM

Brian ,Todd, Carrie and families, Accept our most heartfelt sympathy our thoughts and prayers are with all, many good times were spent with your family as you and our children were growing up , cherish your memories they were great . Rest in peace , Butch Carol and families

  • Belleville
  • IL
Jim and Tina Sonsoucie said : Guest Report Jan 29, 2021 at 9:15 AM

Brian, Sandy and family, We are so very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with all of you. Remember the good times and all the love your mom had for everyone. May God give you comfort at this time. Sending lots of hugs.

  • IL
Butch and Rosann Amann said : Guest Report Jan 28, 2021 at 10:07 PM

Sympathy and prayers for Carolyn's family. She was one of my classmates at Acadeny of Notre Dame (class of 55) and will be missed.

  • Marissa
  • Illinois
Patricia Zmolek said : Guest Report Jan 28, 2021 at 6:51 PM

Butchie was one of my closest friends from Cathedral Grade School through high school at Notre Dame Academy. I still recall fondly the day I took Butchie to meet Kenny who was working in the shoe dept. at J. C. Penney on Main Street. They connected immediately, and the rest is history! I will always treasure my beautiful memories of Butchie and Kenny. Peace, my friends.

  • IL
Bert Scannell said : Guest Report Jan 28, 2021 at 2:21 PM

Carolyn was a very spirited lady. She loved the Cardinals and with Kenny by her side it was a perfect place for them to usher together! I had the pleasure of working with them for many years at Busch Stadium! Such a lovely couple! Be in Peace Carolyn with your Kenny and sons❣️

  • Swansea
  • Il
Jackie Schmidt said : Guest Report Jan 28, 2021 at 9:43 AM

Had many fun hours with Carolyn and Kenny on metrolink and working Cardinal games. Talking one time and found out Carolyn played softball with my mom at St. Luke’s.?

  • Belleville
  • IL
Larry & Charlotte Wimpe said : Guest Report Jan 28, 2021 at 6:29 AM

. Will always remember your friendship. Your warm greetings and hugs were very special. Rest in peace!♥️

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Carolyn netze said : Guest Report Jan 27, 2021 at 6:57 PM

We enjoy the time we had to spend with you and Kenny. Our hearts and prayers are with your family

  • Ofallon
  • Il
margie schwartz said : Guest Report Jan 27, 2021 at 6:02 PM

Dear Metze family, We have lost a dear, lovely, sweet friend. Personally, I always felt so cared about by "Butchie". She and Kenny were like big brother and sister to Pat and me. And, so very good to our sons, Kevin and Keith, as they grew up. Please know that we share in your loss. Our love and prayers are with you all. Margie

  • belleville
  • illinois
Craig a wimter said : Guest Report Jan 27, 2021 at 5:15 PM

We all have lost a great person in our lives But even bigger we have all had a super person in are life

  • Belleville ll
  • Ill
Craig winter said : Guest Report Jan 27, 2021 at 5:02 PM

I am so grateful to know the Metzes. This lady was so super in my life.tje world has exceeded with her in our lives.lets all rejoice for her touching us all I have a smile on my face because I have been blessed no super blessed to have been in carols life

  • 205 sundew belleville
  • I'll
Frances Harter said : Guest Report Jan 27, 2021 at 3:37 PM

My long time walking partner. Your essence will always be with us. Peace my friend and neighbor. Positive energies from all the Harters.

  • Belleville
  • IL

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