Matthias J. Metz, 72
Matthias J. Metz Jr. of Fairfield Street in Cedarburg passed away
Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at Horizon Hospice in Mequon. He was 72 years
Matt was born in the town of Mequon on Feb. 26, 1939, the son of
Matthias W. Metz and Hildegarde Weiss Metz. After his schooling, he
served his country in the U.S. Army. On Aug. 27, 1960, he was united
in marriage with Karen Kritz in West Bend.
Matt drove a truck, most recently for Crouse Cartage. He retired in
2004. Matt was an avid hunter and a passionate angler. He also
enjoyed watching NASCAR races. He is survived by his wife of almost
51 years, Karen; and their five children, Matt (Denise) Metz of Port
Washington, Crescent (David) Kaemmer of Germantown, DeeAnne (Todd)
Henning of Minneapolis, Amy Lowe of West Bend and Nicole Metz, also
of Minneapolis. He is further survived by his mother, Hildegarde Metz
of West Bend; six grandchildren, Melynda, Joshua, Jeremy, Noah,
Danielle and Jared; two sisters and one brother.
He was preceded in death by his father, one brother and his beloved
Private family services were held.
Memorials are suggested to Fishing For Life at www.fishingforlife.org.
The Eernisse Funeral Home in Cedarburg assisted the family with
services. Online condolences can be left at