Vern E. Metz


The funeral for Vern E. Metz, 84, of 334 Avenue F, Hilltop Mobile Homes, Bloomington, who died at 10:50 PM Thursday (April 9, 1998) at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, will be at 1 PM Monday at Metzler-Froehlich Memorial Home, Bloomington, the Rev. Richard J. Mick officiating. Burial will be in the Park Hill Cemetery, Bloomington. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Monday at the Memorial home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Community Cancer Center, Bloomington.

Mr. Metz was born September 8, 1913, at Romeo, Michigan, a son of W. Edward and C.… Read the rest

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Frederick Metz Sr.


Frederick Metz Dead.

Funeral of Aged Livingston County Resident to be Held Today.

The funeral of Frederick Metz, Sr., who died Tuesday at the home of his son in Pleasant Ridge Township, will be held Friday from the Apostolic church in that township.  The deceased was about 89 years old and had resided in Livingston County since 1869.  His wife died about five years ago and since that time he has resided with his children.  He is survived by the following children: Frederick Jr., John, Samuel, Louis, William, and Mrs. Nicholas Welhermiller, of Pleasant Ridge Township; Amos of Forrest Township; Mrs.… Read the rest

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Verl Edna Thrush


Verl Edna Thrush, 90, of Louisa passed away at her home on Saturday, August 13, 2011. She was born November 8, 1920, in Forrest, Illinois to the late W. Edward and C. Ella Bollier Metz. Mrs. Thrush was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Louisa.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul W. Thrush, and her brother, Vern Metz of Bloomington, Illinois.

Mrs. Thrush is survived by her daughter, Joan E. Curtis, and her husband Carroll Top of Boyds, Maryland; her grandchildren, Kim E. Butler of Louisa, and Richard P. Wilz and his wife Heather of Charlotte, North Carolina.… Read the rest

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W. Edward Metz


W. Edward Metz, 69, of Forrest, IL, died at 9:05 PM Thursday at Fairbury Hospital, Fairbury, where he had been a patient for one day.  Mr. Metz collapsed while walking on a street here at 11 AM Wednesday and had been in critical condition with a heart ailment at the hospital.  He was brought to the Culkin Funeral Home.  Arrangements are incomplete.

Mr. Metz was born on January 27, 1885, at Forrest, a son of Samuel and Nettie Virkler Metz.  He married Ella Bollier May 25, 1910, at Forrest.  She died in 1949.  Surviving are one son, Vern, Forrest; one daughter, Mrs.… Read the rest

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