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Robert Matthew Metz

January 30, 1946 November 15, 2016
Robert Matthew Metz
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Obituary for Robert Matthew Metz

Peoria- Robert Matthew Metz, age 70, passed away at 9:55 AM, Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at his residence in Peoria, surrounded by his family.
Born January 30, 1946, in Springfield, IL, a son of Michael and Reva (Headrick) Metz. Robert married Sharon Sommer on January 15, 1972 at Christ the King Church in Springfield, IL. She survives, along with three children; Melissa (Erik) Hjort of Peoria, Michael Metz of Peoria, and Todd Metz of Atlanta, GA, two grandchildren; Elliana and Samuel Hjort, three brothers; Chuck (Becky) Metz of Springfield, Tom (Sue) Metz of Denver, CO, and Dave (Margaret) Metz of Lincoln, NE, and several nieces and nephews.
Robert served in the army, and worked in the IT Department at Caterpillar.
Robert was an active member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, where he was a Eucharistic Minister for 30 years at the church and at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, an usher and a Men’s Club member. He also spent time volunteering at the school. He was an avid Cubs fan and loved watching them win the World Series.
Robert was the happiest when he was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was known to be very loyal and the guy you went to if help was needed. Robert was a loving father, husband, and grandfather who will be truly missed.
Robert’s family would like to thank all of the praying partners, including the faculty and students of St. Vincent de Paul, for their love and support at this time.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Friday, November 18, 2016 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with a recitation of the Rosary at 7:00 PM. Funeral Mass will be 10:00 AM Saturday, November 19, 2016, at the church, with an hour prior visitation. Father Thomas Taylor will officiate. Entombment will follow at Resurrection Mausoleum in Peoria, IL.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate.
Friends may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com

Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

18

Nov

5:00 PM 11/18/2016 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 11/18/2016 7:00:00 PM
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

6001 N University St
Peoria, IL 61614

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
6001 N University St Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Visitation

Saturday

19

Nov

9:00 AM 11/19/2016 9:00:00 AM - 10:00 AM 11/19/2016 10:00:00 AM
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

6001 N University St
Peoria, IL 61614

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
6001 N University St Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Saturday

19

Nov

10:00 AM 11/19/2016 10:00:00 AM
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

6001 N University St
Peoria, IL 61614

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
6001 N University St Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Resurrection Cemetery & Mausoleum Final Resting Place

7519 N Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61614

7519 N Allen Rd Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Jude Midwest Affiliate

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