Carl “Jim” Metz


March 15, 1938 - June 22, 2019


Carl “Jim” Metz, 81, of Mitchell died Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell.

Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Mitchell.  Burial will be at Serviceman’s Memorial Cemetery in Mitchell.  Visitation will be from 5-7:00 PM Wednesday at the Bittner Funeral Chapel with a prayer services at 6:30 PM.

Carl James Metz was born March 15, 1938 on the family farm near Alexandria, SD to Clarence and Nina (Benson) Metz. He attended grade school at Wayne #4 and received his GED while he served four years in the US Air Force. In 1964 he married Peggy Tischler. Jim owned his own trucking company and did mechanic work for many years. He was former owner of the Log Cabin Service. In 1989 he married Janet Brink. He was a member of the Outkasts Car Club, enjoyed doing car restoration and raising Dachshunds.

He is survived by his wife, Janet, two children: Tammy Metz and Tony (Kathy) Metz, two grandchildren: Nikole McCarty, Jayden Metz and two great grandchildren: Robert and Tillie McCarty, one brother, John (Joyce) Metz, Mitchell; five sisters: Mary Borszich of Grand Junction, CO, Christina Gardner of Portland, OR, Margaret “Peggy” Johnson, Mitchell, Carolyn Stevenson, Mitchell, and Kitty (Richard) Lund of Portland, OR, two sisters-in-law: Louise Metz, Pat (Fred) Kobold, brother-in-law, Don Tischler and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Clarence “Ed”, Francis “Frank”, Bernard “Barney” and one sister, Helen “Dolly”.



Wednesday, June 26, 2019
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
6:30 PM Prayer Service

Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, SD 57301


Thursday, June 27, 2019
10:30 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church
222 North Kimball St
Mitchell, SD 57301


Servicemen's Memorial Cemetery
600 West 23rd Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301

Posted by Ann Johnson on June 26, 2019
A very great gut to many people took advantage of him
Posted by Hollie Karber on June 26, 2019
So sorry for your loss, Jim was a great guy!
Posted by Kathy Miedema on June 26, 2019
Sorry to hear of Jim's passing, he will be missed
Always saw him at the truck stop, he never met a stranger olny a friend he just met
Posted by Gary & Sandy Butterfield on June 25, 2019
We are sending our prayers and hugs to the family. Jim was a really nice guy
Posted by Sue Woodraska on June 25, 2019
Sorry for your loss, Jim was a nice guy! 😓
Posted by Kevin and Betty Kurtenbach Family. on June 25, 2019
We are very sorry to hear of Jims passing away he was a great guy and a fantastic neighbor we will miss him greatly.
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