Tilman

Tilman Metzger 1945 2021

Obituary of Tilman Metzger
Metzger, Tilman
Tilman (Tilly) Metzger passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at Nithview Mennonite LTC with his wife of 53 years, Karen at his side.
Loving father of Tim and Jenn, Sandra Davey, and the late Michael (2002); and grandfather of Alex and Ben.
Tilman is also survived by Lorne (Flo), Eileen (Phares Martin) and brother-in-law Orton Gingrich. Will also be missed by Karen’s siblings Arlene Martin, Ardith (Marvin 2008) Frey, Marg and Ron Martin, Murray and Ingrid Bauman.
Remembered fondly by Metzger and Bauman nieces and nephews for his many stories of misadventures when he was younger.
Predeceased by his parents Joseph and Catherine (Martin), step-mother Amanda (Bowman), siblings Minerva Martin, Elvina Gingrich, Elmeda, Leonard, and Susannah, sister-in-law Florence, and brother-in-law Harvey.
Tilman was always a farm boy, born on the 3rd of Peel, then living on the Metzger home farm east of Heidelberg until his mother died. He then lived with Stan and Alice Metzger until he married Karen in June 1968.
They lived on a farm near Wagners Corner before purchasing eight acres near St. Clements. Tilman always raised some livestock, first pigs then cattle. He finished stocker cattle to be prime beef that would end up in fine restaurants.
Over the years he worked for Hoffman Feeds, Ross Shantz and was a trusted cattle broker at B&M Stockers and Feeders for many years. He could accurately judge cattle’s weight by sight and had a calculator in his head.
Tilman took great pride and joy in his large vegetable gardens and flowers, especially his rows of lilies. He loved showing them off to visitors, and if you were lucky to be there at the right time would send home fresh produce with you.
Many years were spent camping with his family and later grandsons at Green Acre Park and the Pinery Provincial Park. Many campfires and much popcorn were enjoyed. He will be greatly missed especially the person he was before Mixed Dementia robbed him and his family and friends of the man he was.
A family funeral service will take place at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira.
The family invites you to view the livestream of the service available on Tilman’s tribute page of the funeral home website.
Private interment to follow in Hawkesville Cemetery.
In Tilman’s memory, memorial donations to Alzheimer Society of Waterloo Wellington or Nithview Home Auxiliary would be appreciated, and may be made through the funeral home.
www.dreisingerfuneralhome.com
Donations:
To donate direct, please send cheques or donate online to the charity of your choice. Call us at the funeral home, 519-669-2207 and we will place a card to the family (as always, we still accept cash or cheque at the funeral home)
Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington
alzheimer.ca/en/ww
831 Frederick St.
Kitchener, ON N2B 2B4
519-742-1422
Nithview Home Auxiliary
200 Boullee Street
New Hamburg, ON N3A 2K4
Telephone – (519) 662-2280

Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Tilman
Metzger 1945 2021..

dreisinger funeral home

Death notice for the town of: Elmira, Province: Ontario

death notice Tilman
Metzger 1945 2021

mortuary notice Tilman
Metzger 1945 2021

This archive page is a cache that aims to check the legality of the content of the hyperlink and could have changed in the meantime. Go to SOURCE above to go to the original page.
Posted in Canada, Death notice, dreisinger funeral home, Elmira, obituary, Ontario and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , .

Sympathies message

  1. Karen & Family. We have many memories of B&M. Christmas get togethers.
    Tilly was a dedicated worker. Yrs.Go by so quickly. We are so sorry for your loss.
    Our Love & Prayers are with you. God gives grace in the hardest places.
    Merlin & Norma Lichty



Post a message of sympathy, your message will be posted publicly on the page

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please note that any personal information such as civic address, e-mail, phone number will be removed from your message of sympathy, in order to protect your private life. In addition, any messages containing non-respectful comments or using inappropriate language or any form of advertising, will also be removed.