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Stanley E Metz

Birth Date: January 17, 1927
Death Date: November 24, 2017

Stanley Earl Metz, 90, of Decatur, passed away Friday, November 24, 2017, at St. Mary’s Hospital, surrounded by his family.
Stanley was born January 17, 1927, in Kewanee, IL, to Earl Howard and Grace (Hill) Metz. He proudly served in the United States Navy shortly after the end of WWII. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a business degree and major in accounting. While at the University of Illinois he met Martha Ann Jinkins. They married on June 25, 1950. Stanley was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church where he held many positions. He was also involved with the Habitat for Humanity, Christian Children’s Fund and the Good Samaritan Inn. Stanley was an avid reader and enjoyed refinishing furniture.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Ann; three sons, Roger Metz of Spokane, WA, Greg (Jane Jansen) Metz of Arlington, VA and John (Diana) Metz of Batavia, IL; seven grandchildren, John Metz, Amanda Owens, Lauren Metz, Elizabeth Walters, Valerie Clark, Daniel Metz and Edison Metz; and one sister, Drusilla (Don) Johnson of Geneseo, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Stanley Metz will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at St. John’s Episcopal Church. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Good Samaritan Inn 920 N Union St, Decatur, IL 62522.
The family of Stanley E. Metz is being served by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at

November 28, 2017
4:00 pm
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Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home
2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL 62526
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Funeral Mass
November 29, 2017
10:00 am
St. John's Episcopal Church
130 West Eldorado Decatur, IL 62522
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  1. I feel so badly at not being able to attend Stan's visitation, but I came down with a good old-fashioned cold and I certainly don't want to spread any germs. Stan and Ann were always such a lovely couple and my sincere sympathy to their family.

  2. Dear Metz Family,

    I am praying with you as you mourn for Stan. Many mornings as I sat across from this marvelous man and his dear wife after our worship services. He was always a source of wisdom and joy. The Metz's were a joy to pastor and to love. I was honored to be their priest and friend.

    I am praying that you will feel the love and peace of the Lord during this time of loss and sorrow. May the peace of the Lord be with you all.

    Fr. Chuck Reischman, Gina, David, Matthew, and Anna Reischman

  3. What a very nice person! Stan was highly respected by the people who worked for him at Mueller Co. He and Ann were also good volunteers at the H. Mueller Museum after he retired. Betty Wheatley

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