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AGE: 47


ADDRESS: N4669 Mall Lane Medford, Township of Medford Resident


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 2:45 P.M. Wednesday, December 18, 2013


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 2:30 P.M. Monday, December 23 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford


OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger, Father Dennis Meulemans, and Deacon Joseph Stefancin


INTERMENT: Cremainal inurnment will take place at a later date in Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford


VISITATION: 10:30 A.M. until 2:20 P.M. Monday, December 23 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford


PLACE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 9, 1966 in Marshfield


EDUCATION: Graduate of Medford High School


MARRIAGE: October 4, 2003 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to Andrea M. Hartman


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: During High School Brian worked at Van’s Equipment in Medford for a number of years. He then worked at Geiger Repair as a diesel mechanic in Dorchester for a couple of years. Brian then worked at the Farmacy in Medford as a diesel technician for 12 years. He was currently working as a patrolman/ grader operator for the Taylor County Highway Department at the time of his death. He enjoyed racing and riding snowmobiles, hunting with his dogs, fixing stuff in the shop and playing Bass in Ain’t Got Jack, 10 Steps Down and the Vegtable Spit bands.


MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, President of the Westside Trailwinders Snowmobile Club, and the Lost Riders. Brian helped out with the youth hunt as a mentor and a guide.


SURVIVING SPOUSE: Andrea M. Metz of Medford


SURVIVING DOGS: Windsor, Coco, Harper, Saber and Rusty


SURVIVING PARENTS: Father: Loren “Jim” (Bev) Metz of Medford
Mother: Barb Metz (Maiden Name: Johnson) (Significant Other: Ken Nehls) of Medford
Brother and Sister: Todd (Significant Other: Carmen Merrell) Metz of Medford and Suzy (Scott) Jensen of Medford
Paternal Grandmother: Beulah Metz of Medford
Father and Mother-In-Law: William (Deanna) Hartman of Medford
Brothers-In-Law: Jess (Misty) Hartman of Medford and Brad Klabunde of Medford
Also survived by Nieces, Nephews, Other Relatives and Many Friends


URNBEARERS: Honorary: Jess Hartman, Brad Klabunde, Ty “Duker” Du Bois, Kevin Meyer and Keith Purdy

Active: Chas Metz, Blaine, Brianne and Bailey Klabunde


OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Brian’s family to be designated at a later date
Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements
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