On Thursday, August 27, 2020 Thomas J. Metzger passed peacefully at home at age 81.
Tom was born on October 31, 1938 in New Haven, Indiana to John and Heather (Owen) Metzger. He married Jean Bolenbaugh on July 30, 1960. Together they raised three sons, Michael, Guy, and Ty.
He proudly served in the United States Navy on the USS Iowa and the USS Galveston. After returning home, Tom worked and retired from GKN. An active member of the Rockford Eagles and St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, he enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family, Tom will be remembered as a loyal and loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend.
Tom is survived by his wife Jean, his sons Michael, Guy (Theresa), and Ty (Tammy), his brother John (Laura) Metzger, his sister Linda Edwards, nieces, his 10 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, John, mother Heather, and his brother Richard "Dick" Metzger.
On Tuesday, September 1. 2020 viewing will be held from 11:00 AM to Noon at Brickner Funeral Home. Graveside Services will follow immediately at Woodland Cemetery with Rev. Chris Bohnsack officiating. Milltary Graveside Rites will be rendered by the combined Honors Unit of American Legion Post 178 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5803.
In Lieu of flowers the Family request Memorials to St. Judes Hospital or the Disabled American Veterans of America.
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