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Tom Mettler

March 9, 1942 - October 15, 2019
Grand Rapids, MI

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Visitation

Monday, October 21, 2019
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Heritage Life Story Funeral Homes
Alt & Shawmut Hills Chapel
2120 Lake Michigan Dr., N.W.
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 453-8263
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Visitation

Monday, October 21, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Heritage Life Story Funeral Homes
Alt & Shawmut Hills Chapel
2120 Lake Michigan Dr., N.W.
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 453-8263
Driving Directions

Service

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
11:00 AM EDT
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
2230 Lake Michigan Drive NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
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Contributions


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Holy Spirit Educational Fund
2230 Lake Michigan Drive NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
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Faith Hospice
2100 Raybrook Drive SE, Suite 300
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
(616) 235-5113
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Skin Cancer Research - MSU College of Human Medicine
Attn: MSU Gran Fondo Team - 15 Michigan St. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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METTLER, Thomas D.

Grand Rapids, MI

Age 77, passed away October 15, 2019 with his loving family by his side. Tom was born March 9, 1942 in St. Louis, MO to the late Elsa (Armond Stimson) Mettler. He will be remembered for his work ethic, his love for radio control airplanes and his many trips on his Kawasaki Motorcyle, but especially for his love for his family. Tom is survived by his wife of 52 years, Trilby; daughters, Jacqueline (L.R.) Cole of Newaygo, Tracey (Tim) Tull of Kennesaw, GA; grandchildren, Janelle and Stuart Cole, Lucas and Brodee Tull. He is also survived by his siblings, Frank (Judy) Stimson of Grand Rapids, Lois Planck of Grand Rapids; brothers in law, Roger Kaupa of Grand Rapids, Karl (Lois) Kaupa of Hendersonville, NC, John (Karyl Lynn) Kaupa of Bothel, WA, Joseph Kaupa of Grand Rapids; sisters in law, Carole Kaupa of Grand Rapids, Dolores Kaupa of Kalamazoo; and many nieces and nephews. Tom was preceded in death by his sister, Betty Kennedy; brothers in law, Orville Planck, Ramon Kaupa, Donald Kaupa; and sister in law, Sally Kaupa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday October 22, 2019 at 11 AM at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 2230 Lake Michigan Drive NW. Friends may visit with family on Monday 2-4 and 6-8 PM at Heritage Life Story Funeral Home, 2120 Lake Michigan Drive NW. Inurnment will be in Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Holy Spirit Educational Fund or Faith Hospice. Please visit Tom's web page to leave a memory or condolence at www.heritagelifestory.com.