Beverly J. Metz

Beverly J. “Bev” Metz (nee Landy), 79, of Hartford, went home to the Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. She was born Aug. 11, 1939 in Detroit to Willard and Gladys (Beeman) Landy. She was united in marriage to Robert Metz on Oct. 19, 1968, in Mexico and then renewed their vows in March 1971 at the Assembly of God in Arizona.

Bev was a survivor of cancer at the age of 30 and was her testimony for the way she lived her life. She and Robert were foster parents at Sunshine Acres Children Home in Arizona and adopted four children. She was one of the original founders of Hartford Assembly of God and her faith was very important to her. Bev enjoyed floral design and worked as a florist for many years. Her passion, however, was cat breeding and taking them to shows, where she had several grand champion winners throughout the years. She also raised fish and was simply a lover of all animals. Bev was also a great interior decorator, enjoyed knitting, crafting, and making things for others and for Operation Christmas Child. Bev always put others before herself and was a devoted wife and mother. Bev is survived by her husband, Robert; children, Dean (Yvonne) Risch of Slinger, Eric Metz of Hartford, Scott (fiancée Heather) Metz of Beaver Dam, Mitchell Metz of Hartford, Stephanie Kempka of Waupun, Danny (Tracie) Kempka of Tampa Bay, Florida, and Monica Metz of Milwaukee; grandchildren, Eric, Amy (Ben), Victoria, Ashley and Michael; great-grandchildren, Tanner, Micah, Jocelynn, Malachi, Noah and Cheryl; sister, Joan Raabe of Princeton; and nieces and nephews, Brenda (Bruce), Doug, and Tim (Donna). She is further survived by other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents and brother-in-law, Tom Raabe.

Funeral services for Bev will be celebrated at noon Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Hartford Assembly of God Church (3170 Highway K, Hartford, WI 53027) with the Rev. Bryan McDowell officiating. The family will greet relatives and friends Saturday at the Church from 10-11:45 a.m.

Shimon Funeral Home is serving the family. Condolences can be shared at www.shimonfuneralhome.com.