May 22, 2024

Karen Sue Metzger, 61 died Thursday, April 14, 2016 in Garden City. She was born October 7, 1954 in Garden City the daughter of Eugene “Gene” and Thelma Clarine “Toke” (Hoskinson) Heiman.
Karen grew up in Garden City. She attended Garden City schools and graduated from Garden City High School in 1972. She then graduated from Garden City Community College in 1974. In 1976, Karen earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Fort Hays State University. On February 4, 1978, she married David Metzger in Garden City. They lived in Scott City. A homemaker, Karen also worked in the business office at the Scott Co-op from 1990 to 2014. Karen moved back to Garden City in February 2014 and has lived in Garden City since. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church while living in Scott City and a current member of St. Dominic Catholic Church in Garden City. She was also a member of the Altar Society, the American Legion Auxiliary, and Delta Zeta Sorority. Karen was very devoted to her family and loved being involved with her children and grandchildren’s activities. She also enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening, country music, and attending country music concerts.
Survivors include three children Matthew & wife Challie Metzger of Holcomb, Ks., Brian Metzger of Shawnee, Ks., and Angela Metzger of Ft. Worth, Tx.; her mother Thelma Clarine “Toke” Heiman of Garden City; three brothers Bill & wife Janell Heiman of Garden City, Jon & wife Rebecca Heiman of Garden City, and Chris & wife Traci Heiman of Garden City; three sisters Kathleen & husband Rick Albrecht of Wichita, Ks., Jeanne & husband Dean Kleysteuber of Garden City, and Patricia & husband Ross Miller of Garden City; and four grandchildren Dylan Metzger, Mckenzie Metzger, Drew Metzger, and Drake Metzger. Karen is preceded in death by her father.
A Vigil Service and Rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 18, 2016 at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Garden City. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 also at St. Dominic Catholic Church with Fr. Reginald A. Urban Presiding. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City. Friends may call from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday and from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Monday all at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials given to St. Dominic Catholic Church or to St. Gabriel Communications both in care of Garnand Funeral Home.