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 
old.

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 
brother-in-law.

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 
www.eernissefuneralhome.com.