Saturday, January 9, 2010

Mary F. Spang-Metzger

Mary F. (nee: Hoffman) Spang-Metzger, 56, passed away at home on Saturday, January 9, 2010, following a brave battle with cancer.

Mary was born in Raymond Township, Racine County, on May 26, 1953, to the late Ervin and Norma (nee: Morrow) Hoffman. A graduate of JI Case High School, she owned and operated a residential cleaning service. On Christmas Eve, December 24, 2003, Mary was united in marriage with Kevin D. Metzger.

Among her interests, Mary had profound appreciation for animals….dogs, cats, birds and horses; fishing; and vegetable gardening. She also enjoyed visiting Las Vegas a few times a year. Years ago, Mary and Kevin enjoyed fulfilling their dreams of operating a local tavern in Birnamwood, WI. Above all, Mary was happiest when in the midst of her entire family and extensive circle of friends.

Surviving are her loving husband, Kevin; step-children, Jaimie (Karl) Keeku, Brian Metzger and Nikki Spang; five step-grandchildren; sister, Amelia (Gordie) Anderson; Kevin’s parents, Kelvin and Jean Metzger; sisters-in-law, Lisa Hoffman, Dawn (Phil) Sheldon, Sherry (Terry) Krachey and Lisa Metzger; special friends (who helped care for Mary during her time of need) Debbie Roushia, Marion Allen and George Rivest; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, too numerous to mention all by name.

In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her beloved brother, John Hoffman.

A memorial service celebrating Mary’s life will be in the Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home on Thursday, January 14, 2010, at 4 p.m. with Rev. Jeffrey M. Thielen officiating. Visitation will be in the funeral home on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. In accordance with Mary’s wishes, cremation will take place. In memory of Mary, memorials to the Wheaton Franciscan Cancer Center “Wall of Hope” have been suggested.

A special note of thanks to Dr. Richard Odders and his entire staff; Hospice Alliance; and to all our dedicated family members and friends for the compassionate care and support during Mary’s journey through cancer.

Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home & Crematory
4600 County Line Rd., Racine 262-552-9000

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