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William "Butch" J. Metsker, 74, Gas City, went to Heaven on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. Mr. Metsker was born June 24, 1943, to the late Lawrence and Mary Jo (Davis) Metsker.
Butch graduated from Kokomo High school in 1961 and then served his country honorably with the United States Navy. He married his beloved Kathy Miitsch in Kokomo, and she preceded him in death Dec. 16, 2001. Butch worked in manufacturing for Cabot, Dana and United Technologies. He retired from the V.A. hospital where he worked in dietetics.
Butch enjoyed both motorcycling and biking. He was a member of the Jonesboro American Legion, Freedom Riders, and Breakway Cycling Club. With his son, Brian, he completed the Hilly Hundred, Hoosier Hills and other 100 mile rides. He loved camping with both of his sons and two dear friends, Tom Anderson and Jim London. Butch loved his Honda motorcycle and fishing.
Survivors include son, Brian and Shannon Metsker; son, Patrick and Jennifer Metsker; stepdaughter, Danielle (Miitsch) Lowe; caregivers, Tonya Phillippe, Jeremy Phillippe, Charlie and Linda Schultz.
Funeral service will be at noon Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at V.A. Chapel, Marion, with calling one-hour prior from 11 a.m. to noon. Burial will take place at Gardens of Memory, Marion. Officiating the services will be Pastor Mark Atkinson. Send a condolence or share a memory of Butch at www.northernindianafuneralcare.com.
Arrangements entrusted to Northern Indiana Funeral Care, Fort Wayne.
Published on September 12, 2017
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