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Henry B. Metzger

July 27, 1913 - July 19, 2007

Henry B. Metzger

SPRINGFIELD – Henry B. Metzger, 93, of Springfield, died Thursday, July 19, 2007 at St. Joseph’s Home.

He was born July 27, 1913 in Springfield, IL, the son of Joseph and Amelia Franz Metzger. He married Marietta M. Von Behren on February 9, 1937; she preceded him in death on March 6, 2001. His parents; five sisters, Helen Staab, Clara Metzger, Marie Baker, Rose McCabe, and Amelia Dillon; and three brothers, Joseph, Frank, and Ernest Metzger, also preceded him in death.

Mr. Metzger retired from the United States Postal Service in 1981. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Church and Holy Name Society.

Survivors: one son, Joseph H. (wife, Diana) Metzger of Springfield; one daughter, Dorothy M. (husband, Stephen P.) Oross of Fort Wayne, IN; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Joseph’s Home or Hospice Care of Illinois.

Visitation will be held 9:00-10:00 a.m., Monday, July 23, 2007 at St. Joseph’s Home. Funeral Mass: 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 23, 2007 at St. Joseph’s Home, Reverend Charles Dahlby officiating. Burial: Calvary Cemetery. Staab Funeral Home of Service.

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