Frances Theresa Metzinger, 87, Butternut




 Frances Theresa Metzinger
age 87, of Butternut, died on Saturday September 28, 2013 at Seasons of Life Hospice House in Woodruff.  She was born on September 15, 1926 in Butternut, the daughter of Helen (Zielonka) and John Rybak.  Her early life and schooling were in Butternut where she graduated from the Butternut High School in 1944.  After graduating she moved to Chicago and worked for Zenith for about a year.  She then worked for AT&T as a telephone operator for 4 years.  While working at AT&T, Frances also worked various part time jobs at Mars Candy Bars, Spiegels & Aldins Catalog Companies, and Western Electric.  On June 24, 1950 she married Joseph Metzinger in Butternut.  Frances worked on the family dairy farm for many years and worked part time at Northern State Bank in Butternut for 14 years.  She was a member of the Christian Ladies Sodality and taught Catechism for many years.  She enjoyed driving tractor for her boys while making hay, gardening, flowers, watching the Green Bay Packers and Lawrence Welk, and spending time with her family and friends.
 
She is survived by:
(4)sons:
Joseph (Mary) Metzinger of Superior
William (Lynn Marie) Metzinger of Ashland
Thomas (Debbie) Metzinger of Butternut
Patrick (Mary) Metzinger of Wausau
(9)grandchildren: Luke & Adam, Matthew & Beth Ann,  John & Andrew, and Melissa, Angela, & Joanna
(6)great-grandchildren: Melanie, Liam Joe, Lauren Jo, Carter,  Hailey, and Logan
(3)sisters:
Helen Smudde of Butternut
Dorothy Lukjanowicz of Butternut
Mary (Edward) Pluckebaum of Chicago, IL
and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Joseph in 2003, (2)infant grandchildren, (4)brothers: Walter, Stanley, Edward, and John Jr. Rybak, and (1)sister Clara Pollack.
 
Funeral services will be held on Thursday October 3, 2013 at 10:00am from Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Butternut.  Fr. Ron Levra and Deacon Bob Schienebeck will co-officiate.
 
Burial will follow at St. Cecelia Catholic Cemetery in Butternut.
 
A visitation will be held on Wednesday at the church from 4:00pm until 8:00pm with a Parish Prayer Vigil at 7:00pm and on Thursday at the church from 9:00am until the hour of the service.
 
The Novitzke Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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