THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Leocadia M. Metzner
Issue Date: August 16, 2018
Leocadia "Katie" M. (Masaslanka) Metzner, 92, of Oconto Falls, passed away Saturday morning, Aug. 11, 2018 at an area nursing home.
Born May 24, 1926 in Bessemer, Mi. to Stanley and Bernice (Hlopek) Masaslanka, she grew up in the U.P. and graduated from A.D. Johnson High School in 1944. She then went to Elgin, Ill. and worked at the Watch Factory for 10 years. On June 18, 1955, she married Robert "Bob" Metzner in Bessmer and they lived in Oconto Falls all their life.
An active member of St. Anthony Catholic Parish, she belonged to the Altar Rosary Society, the PCCW, worked for the school lunch program and served funeral lunches for many years. She also belonged to Oconto County Homemakers and the Red Hatters Society.
She loved to cook and bake and her creativity and resourcefulness brought joy to her life and others.
Survivors include her husband, Bob; a daughter, Diane Flanagan, Phoenix, Az.; three sisters, Maryann (Al) Sande, Milwaukee, Irene Bonato, Ironwood, Mi. and Margie Tatch, Iron River, Mi. and many nieces and nephews.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Edward, John, Joseph and Walter and two sisters, Helen Stanack and Clare Gross.
Friends called at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Oconto Falls on Wednesday Aug. 15 from 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at noon. Fr. Joel Sember officiated with burial in St. Charles Cemetery in Lena. A memorial fund has been established for St. Anthony Parish and School. Jones Funeral Service of Oconto Falls is assisting the family with arrangements.