Karen J. Metz, 68

Karen J. Metz of Fairfield Street in Cedarburg passed away in the  
afternoon hours of Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, at Horizon Hospice in  
Mequon surrounded by her loving family. She was 68 years old.
Karen was born in Milwaukee on Aug. 25, 1943, the daughter of Victor  
and Lorna Hott Kritz.  She grew up in the town of Mayfield, and  
attended school in the Slinger area. On Aug. 27, 1960, she married  
Matthias Metz Jr. in West Bend.

Karen was an avid reader, loved to sew and do embroidery, and also  
enjoyed bird watching and gardening.

She is survived by her five children, Matt Metz III of Port  
Washington, Crescent (David) Kaemmer of Germantown, DeeAnne (Todd)  
Henning of Minneapolis, Amy Lowe of West Bend and Nicole Metz also of  
Minneapolis.  Karen is further survived by her six grandchildren,  
Melynda (Michael), Joshua, Jeremy, Noah, Danielle and Jared; two  
sisters, Vicki Weber of Tucson, Ariz., and Linda Birkeland of West  
Bend; her brother, Victor Kritz Jr. of Massachusetts; nieces,  
nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Matthias; and  
her sister, Kathleen Millen.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 28, at 11 a.m. at  
the Eernisse Funeral Home, 1167 Washington Ave., Cedarburg, with  
Pastor Carl Lehenbauer officiating. She will be inurned next to her  
husband at Washington County Memorial Park in West Bend.  A  
visitation will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, Jan. 28,  
from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Family Sharing of  
Ozaukee County. Online condolences may be left at  

Eernisse Funeral Home in Cedarburg is serving the family.