December 4, 1927 - June 30, 2017
Victor LeRoy Metz, 89 of De Graff, passed away, Friday, June 30, 2017 in his home. He was born December 4, 1927, the son of Roy O. and Laura (Schumann) Metz, who preceded him in death. Mr. Metz served his county in the United States Army during WWII stationed in Guam. On June 12, 1949, he married the love of his life, Janice Olive Sprague, who died March 11, 2012. Together they raised four children, Vickie (Robert) Wagner of Three Oaks, MI, Cindy (Doug) Wilson of West Liberty, OH, Melvin (Susan) Metz of Sidney and Todd (Glenda) Metz of Charlotte, MI. Vic had eight grandchildren, Brad, Danny, Nicky, Michael, Heather, Betty, Alan and Grace; five great grandchildren, Samantha, Victoria, Jayden, Brenen and Abigail and a great great grandson, Beau.
He is preceded in death by his sisters, Helen Ambos and Martha Metz, a sister-in-law, Margie Sprague and brothers-in-law, Don Ambos and Ronald Sprague.
Before relocating to Michigan and then De Graff, Mr. Metz was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church and a dairy and grain farmer in Botkins as well as a driver for Provico Feeds and Pence & Potter Milk Transport. Vic enjoyed hard work, playing cards, relaxing and laughing with friends, and most of all, his family.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 10-12 noon on Thursday, July 6, 2017 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana, OH; where funeral services will follow at 12:00 noon with Rev. Charla Grieves officiating.
Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, West Liberty, OH.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.
Hi Vickie, Cindy & Mel,
I’m Kenny & Lucile Metz’s daughter. Your dad and my dad are 1st cousins. Always remember my parents talking about how much they loved Victor & Janice, even though they didn’t see them for many years. My parents have both passed on. I live in Phoenix, AZ, but my brother Kent still lives in Wapakoneta, OH. I visit the obituaries online from the Bellefontaine Examiner and happened to see your dad’s OB. It dawned on me that I have a really special picture of Vickie, Cindy, Mel, me, Kent and a couple of other kids that was taken at my Grandmother’s house, Amanda Metz. The picture was probably taken in 1957 or 58. My mom wrote the names on the back of the photo. If you shoot me an email I will send it.
So sorry for the loss of your dad,
Sorry for your lose.
May you remember all the good times you had with your father.
Prayers from our family for your families.
Jess & Edie
Dearest Vickie and family: I was sorry to see that your Dad had passed away. My love and blessings to your family. Please try to remember all the good times so that sadness turns to smiles for the many hard weeks ahead. My condolences and prayers to you and your family. Love, Linda