Alan Metzler Obituary, Death – Alan Metzler, a cherished resident of Stoughton, Wisconsin, passed away, leaving behind a legacy of service, devotion, and a deep appreciation for music. Raised and rooted in Baldwin Township, Alan’s life journey was marked by remarkable accomplishments.
Unwavering dedication, and an enduring commitment to his family, community, and country. Born and raised in Baldwin Township, Alan’s educational journey led him through Resurrection Grade School, South Hills Catholic High School, and he proudly graduated from Baldwin Senior High School in 1978. Eager to contribute to his nation’s defense, he joined the United States Army in 1979 and was honorably discharged in 1983.
Alan’s passion for service continued as he became an integral part of the Washington State Army National Guard Troop E 302n Cavalry from 1983 to 1990. His dedication to duty led to an honorable discharge. He then transitioned to the Washington State Air National Guard 241st Civil Engineering Squadron and the 254th Red Horse Squadron.
Where he served from 1990 to 2005, culminating in an honorable discharge. Alan’s illustrious military career spanned 26 years, and he retired with the rank of Master Sergeant in 2005. In 1982, Alan’s path intersected with Wendy Sheresh, and their love story led to marriage in 1983. Together, they welcomed three beautiful daughters into their lives: Jennifer, Jamie, and Jessica. The love and bonds they shared formed the heart of Alan’s world.
Beyond his military service, Alan dedicated himself to the City of Tukwila in the Fire Prevention Department, leaving an indelible mark on his community. His commitment to his work was evident in his role as a trusted resource and advocate for fire safety, reflecting his desire to ensure the well-being of those around him. Music flowed through Alan’s veins, making him an avid audiophile and an encyclopedia of classic rock knowledge.
His passion for music was infectious, often prompting lively quizzes among family and friends. He found solace and joy in his collection of vintage receivers, sharing his love for music with his neighborhood. In addition to his love for music, Alan’s adventurous spirit found expression in motorcycle riding, recreational fishing, and the art of aquarium keeping.
Alan’s legacy lives on through the love of his life, his wife Kathryn (Kat), his daughters, Jennifer Seymour, Jamie Metzler, and Jessica Metzler, as well as his sister Aline Hoffman and brother Steven Metzler. His presence will be deeply missed by his granddaughter, grandson, nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, and grand-nephew. As we bid farewell to Alan Metzler, let us remember his unwavering dedication to service, his passion for music, and the warmth he shared with those around him.