Metcalf, Essie M., Hemlock, Michigan

Ivan J. Roggen, M.D.

Our beloved mother and grandmother went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, November 30, 2010, at the age of 90 years. Essie was born August 21, 1920, in Hemlock to the late Ernest and Myrtle (Stryker) Bartig. She married Cleophis “Red” Metcalf on September 15, 1940, and he predeceased her August 26, 1984. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. She enjoyed BINGO, gardening, being in nature and watching the birds. Essie was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother and she will be dearly missed. She is survived by her children, Nola (Jim) Hale, Thomas Metcalf, Barbara (Thomas) Dungey; 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and 1great-great-grandson. She was predeceased by her son Dennis Metcalf; granddaughter, Denise Dell Hale and grandson, Joel Dungey; and brother, Leonard (Betty) Bartig. Funeral services will take place at 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 3, 2010, at Zion Lutheran Church, 17927 Dice Road, Hemlock. Rev. Paul Hauser will officiate with burial to follow in Richland Township Cemetery. Friends may call at W.L. Case & Company, 125 E. Saginaw St., Merrill, on Thursday from 2:00 to 9:00 p.m. and again at the church on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Richland Township Fire Department. www.casefuneralhome.com