Alban 'Bunny' Metz passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, Friday, August 5, 2011 at Mercy Medical Center from a courageous battle with cancer. Bunny was born, grew up, and always lived in the Bauer/Lacona, Iowa area. He married Rosanna 'Rosie' Dittmer in 1955. He was a farmer all his life. Visitation will be held Monday, August 8, 2011 from 6:30 until 8:00 p.m at the Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Lacona. A rosary service will be at 6:00 p.m. on Monday. Funeral mass will be Tuesday, August 9 at Lacona St. Mary's Catholic Church at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Lacona St. Mary's cemetery. He was preceded in death by his parents, Stephen & Barbara Metz; 5 brothers: Firman, Victor, Joseph, Arnold, and Leo; 7 sisters: Florence Frueh, Ethel Metz (Sister Clarona), Mildred Thomann, Clara Strabala, Esther Ernest, Rita Strabala, and Gertrude Metz. He will be missed, greatly, by his wife, Rosie; 5 children: Cathy (Jay) Buckley, Bob, Jim, Mike, & Rose Mary (Jim Handley) Metz; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; & one sister Agnes Birrer.
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