Metcalf, Jack

Written by David Green.

Jack G. Metcalf, 89, of Flushing,  Mich., formerly of Adrian and Tecumseh, died Jan. 27, 2007, at the Fostrian Court Assisted Living Center in Flushing.

He was born Dec. 1, 1917, in Morenci to Ira and Sara (Gardner) Metcalf. On May 19, 1940, he married Jane Warner in Tecumseh.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946 during World War II. He was a sergeant with the 402nd Field Artillery Battalion and helped to liberate Dachau, Germany.

Along with his father, he owned and operated the Metcalf Market in Morenci.  He was graduated from Morenci High School.

Jack was appointed the Postmaster for the Tecumseh Post Office in 1952, retiring in 1977 after 25 years of service. He was the counselor for the Postmaster’s Orientation Program, a member of the National Association of Postmasters of the United States, and a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.

He was a 50-year member of the First Presbyterian Church in Tecumseh, a lifetime member of the Fairfield Masonic Lodge #125 F.&A.M., a member of the Royal Arch Masons of Michigan, and served as Past President of the Tecumseh Exchange Club.

Jack spent winters in Florida after retiring, where he won many shuffleboard tournaments.

He is survived by a daughter, Ann Czmer and her husband, Dana, of Flushing; three grandchildren, Matthew (and Julie) Czmer, Kathleen Kool and Susan (and Lukas) Schrader; eight great-grandchildren, Megan, Nicholas, Lauren and Matthew Czmer, A.J. and Maya Kool, and Seth and Trenton Schrader.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Jane C. Metcalf.

Funeral services were Jan. 3, at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian. Burial followed in Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci with full military rites conducted by the Morenci American Legion Post #368.

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