Everett Gerald Metzger, age 85 of Montello passed away Monday, June 11, 2018 at The Montello Care Center with family by his side. Everett was born in Dresden, North Dakota to Arthur and Julia (Hell) Metzger on December 11, 1932. He worked as a linesman for a local telephone company in North Dakota until moving to Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1951. In 1953, he was drafted into the Army. While on military leave that same year Everett married Mary Winzentsen (later divorced). After the Army, Everett worked at Briggs and Stratton until he opened his own business in 1976, Metzger Small Engine and Bicycle Repair in Waukesha. Everett moved to Montello in the early 1990’s and married Irene Hoffarth; she preceded him in death on August 18, 2015.
Everett and Irene were sellers at area flea markets. He also enjoyed fishing, spending time on his tractor plowing his field and growing gourds and pumpkins. Everett was also known for his saw sharpening abilities.
Everett leaves behind two children: Mark (Carrie) Metzger of Hartford, Debbie Anderley of Florida and four stepchildren: Cheryl (John) Regner of Hales Corners, Michael Hoffarth of Florida, Dan (Tracy) Hoffarth of Waterford and Carol (Fred Machajewski) Tomashaski of Montello. He is also survived by ten grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and siblings: Audrey Pokela, Sylvia (Jerry) Thomas and Jerry (Cheryl) Metzger and sister-in-law, Sue Metzger as well as brother-in-law, Don Budnick. Everett is further survived by many relatives and friends.
Everett is preceded in death by his parents, wife, brothers; David and Ronald Metzger, sister; Grace Budnick, son; Michael Metzger, granddaughter; Christine Metzger and the mother of his children, Mary Metzger.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Everett Metzger will take place at 1:00 PM on Friday, July 27, 2018 at Church of the Holy Spirit in St. Cloud, MN. Visitation will be held from 12:30 PM until the hour of mass. Father Tom Knoblach will preside and inurnment with full military honors will follow the mass at Assumption Cemetery in St. Cloud.
Crawford Funeral and Cremation Service of Montello and Oxford is honored to be serving the family. www.CrawfordFH.com