Raymond 'Joe' Metzen

Raymond “Joe” Metzen, age 86 of Omro, Wis., passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 6, 2019.

Joe was born in Bode on May 21, 1933. As a young man, he loved to ride his Harley Davidson motorcycle. He took pride in being a builder and retired from Pickett Co-op. His hobbies included carpentry, playing cards, and if you couldn't find him in the house in the spring and summer, he was sure to be on his beloved lawnmower.

Joe is survived by his wife Carol (Hoeft) Metzen; his children, Tony (Kathy), Tammy McCann, Joseph (Joanne), Andrew (Shayna), and Sonya Bock; 10 grandchildren, Michael, Tom, Samuel, Alex, Cameron, Samuel, Carter, Noah, George, Ashley (Michael) Stepniewski; and one great-grandchild, Kali Stępniewski. He is further survived by his sisters, Dale Lynn (Kenneth) Arndorfer, and Phyllis (Bill) Robinson.

Preceding Joe in death were his parents, Raymond and Jean, and his brother, Francis.

Joe valued relationships and was quick to make friends and got along with everyone. Joe’s deep voice greeting people with “Hello there,” will be missed by many. May he rest in peace. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name may be directed to the American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, Ill., 60674 or www.donatenow.heart.org.

A private service will be held at a later date. Please visit www.butzinmarchant.com to send online condolences.

Kossuth County Advance

14 E. Nebraska St.

Algona, IA 50511  

Phone: (515) 295-3535

Fax: (515) 295-7217






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