Hilda I. Metz(1922 - 2013)

Hilda I. Metz


Hilda I. Metz, 90, died on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. There will be a rosary said at 4:30 p.m., Monday, April 1, at the church followed by a visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. and a vigil service at 7:00 p.m. Memorials to Willowbrook Adult Day Care, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, or Skiff Hospice may be left at the church the day of the service or the Wallace Family Funeral Home.

Hilda, the daughter of Francis and Catherine (Kuhn) Putz, was born on November 15, 1922 in rural Warren County, Iowa. She attended school at the Rosemount Church in rural Warren County, IA. Hilda was united in marriage with Donald B. Metz on September 6, 1950 in Rosemount. Following Donald's deployment, they made their home in Colfax, IA and in 1954 they moved to Newton, IA Hilda was a homemaker and spent over 30 years volunteering at the VA Hospital in Knoxville. She was also a member of the VFW Auxiliary and the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Those left to honor Hilda's memory are her three sons, Steve (Patricia) Putz of Newton, Dennis (Bernice) Metz of Sioux City, and Delbert (Susan) Metz of Newton; daughter, Diana (Ed) Ergenbright of Newton; eight grandchildren; her seven great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Catherine Schurman of Indianola; and her many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald in 2010; two grandsons, Eric and Rod Ergenbright; granddaughter, Angie Ancer; and ten brothers and sisters.


Funeral Home

Wallace Family Funeral Home
1115 E 19th St N Newton, IA 50208

Published in Des Moines Register on Mar. 31, 2013