Obit: Metz, Philip G. (1950 - 2015)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Habeck, Metz, Pope, Scheithauer, Stefancin, Willger

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 1/29/2015

Metz, Philip "Fuzz" G. (6 SEP 1950 - 23 JAN 2015)

Philip "Fuzz" G. Metz, 64, Medford, died on Friday, Jan. 23 at his home, surrounded by his family and under hospice care.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Jan. 30 at 11:30 a.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford, with Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joseph Stefancin officiating, and military rites performed by the Stetsonville American Legion Club. Honorary urn bearers will be his nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at the church on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.
Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake assisted the family with arrangements.

Philip Metz was born on March 6, 1950 in Medford to Charles I. and Beulah D. Metz. He attended Little Black Grade School and was a 1968 graduate of Medford High School.

On August 18, 1984 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Medford, he married Debra J. Scheithauer, who survives. He was a United States Army Vietnam veteran. He worked for Melvin's Ready Mix Concrete Company, then drove truck for Tombstone Pizza for 25 years.

He was a member of Boxrucker-Berry American Legion Post No. 519 in Stetsonville and the National Rifle Association. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time at the family cabin.

In addition to his wife, survivors include his mother, Beulah Metz of Medford; six siblings, Mona "Monie" (Kayo) Pope and Dan (Jeneane) Metz, both of Stetsonville, and Jim (Bev) Metz, Paul Metz, Mark (Dee Habeck) Metz and Steve (Kate) Metz, all of Medford; sister-in-law, Linda Metz of Medford; nieces and nephews; and his dog, Blazer.

He was preceded in death by father, Charles Metz, a brother, Chuck Metz, and a sister-in-law, Marge Metz.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to his family to be designated at a later date or in his name to Ministry Home Care and Hospice.

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