OBITUARY

Edward L. Metzler

September 29, 1929June 13, 2013
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Edward L. Metzler, 83, of Rockford passed away on June 13. Born on September 29, 1929 in Freeport, he was the son of the late Stanley and Mary (Grattan) Metzler. He married Gloria Hendricks on September 16, 1953 in Rockford He was a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran and the first active duty military member from the Rockford area to participate in the Korean Conflict. A graduate of St. Thomas Catholic High School, he was a member of St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church; and the Knights of Columbus #470. Affectionately known as Mr. Fix It, he enjoyed working on any project that involved problem solving. He enjoyed cross word puzzles with his grandchildren and great grandchildren, fishing, spending time at his cabin, and most of all his family. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Gloria Metzler; daughter, Lorana (Dennis) Garvin; grandchildren, James Garvin, Denise (Mark) White, and Heather (Steve) Madden; great grandchildren, Tawni, Nick, Brittney, Allison, Ashley, Maddie, Michael, Chris, Cassie, Kailyn, Brennen, and Donovan; and 6 great, great grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents, and brother, Stanley Metzler. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m., Tuesday, June18, at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 617 Lincoln Avenue, Rockford, Father Zbigniew Zajchowski officiating. Visitation, 6-8 p.m., Monday, June 17, at Sunset Funeral Home and will continue at the Church, 9 a.m., Tuesday, June 18, to time of mass. Entombment in Sunset Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be submitted at sunsetfhmemgardens.com

Services

  • Visitation Monday, June 17, 2013
  • Visitation Tuesday, June 18, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, June 18, 2013
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Edward L. Metzler

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Jason at Mary's Place

June 17, 2013

So sad to hear of Ed's passing. Multiple generation gaps couldn't stop our friendship. A great man, a great American, and a great friend. I'll miss Ed, and I'll think of him every time I'm stuck on a crossword puzzle clue.

Sharon & Mel Hendricks

June 17, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Ed was a very nice quiet man.
His family was always his most important thing. Remember all the good things. He is in a much better place and as my Dad said the strife is over the
battle is one.

Leta Ruckman

June 16, 2013

I share your pain. Your not alone your bound by his love. Peace and Love
to all.Leta

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