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Alice M. Metzler

Alice M. Metzler, 79, Green Bay, formerly of Oconto Falls, died Thursday morning, Oct. 24 at Woodside Rehabilitation Center.

Born May 23, 1934 in Oconto Falls to Jacob Jake and Evelyn (Lambert) Bohl, she grew up in Oconto Falls, attended St. Anthony Catholic Grade School and graduated from Oconto Falls High School in 1952. Following graduation, she worked at the Gambles store and then in the lab at Scott Paper Company.

On Aug. 7, 1954, she married Robert Bob Metzler at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Oconto Falls. She called Oconto Falls home for all of her life where she first started out as an assistant librarian before serving for over 20 years as the librarian at the Oconto Falls Library. A life long member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, she once led a Madonna Bible Study Group, was active in her community, involved in the Oconto Falls Woman’s Club, Oconto County Historical Society and helped to organize the very first Falls Fun Fest. Along with other concerned citizens in Oconto Falls, she helped to organize the building of the city’s new library, volunteered for the Community Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Friends of the Library and took a leadership role in a group of small town libraries because of her strong belief in the value of good reading material and habits.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Bob Metzler, Green Bay; five children, Mike (Karen) Metzler, Lindstrom, MN, Annette (Tom) Sanderson, Frisco, Tx, Mark (Cindy) Metzler, Coleman, Valerie Ledterman, Euless, Tx. and Tony (Julie) Metzler, Pardeeville; 10 grandchildren; a great-grandchild, a brother, Kenneth (Judy) Bohl, Lakewood; two sisters, Jan Steinhorst and Sue Bohl, both of Green Bay; two sisters-in-law, Millie Metzler, Oconto Falls and Carolyn Bohl, Green Bay and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Ruthie Abler, a brother, Robert Bohl and infant daughter, Mary Metzler.

Visitation was held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 at Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls with a parish prayer service at 6 p.m. Visitation continued at St. Anthony Catholic Church after 9:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 28 until the time of Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Cremation services followed with burial of the urn in the church cemetery with Rev. Fr. Joel Sember officiating. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund will be established in her name at St. Anthony Church, 253 N. Franklin St. Oconto Falls, WI 54154.


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