Sara Margaret Metzger, 83, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away at 8:40 p.m. on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City. She was born on May 14, 1937 in Des Moines, IA to Marian & Lorene Fitzpatrick Hutchison. She was a beloved wife, mother, daughter, grandmother and teacher. She graduated from Northeast Missouri State Teacher’s College (Truman State) and accumulated a 33-year career of elementary teaching. She was named Teacher of the Year in 1989 at Lincoln Elementary School here in Fort Madison.
She was joined in marriage with Larry Metzger on August 10, 1958 in Fort Madison, IA. Together, they had 3 children and enjoyed a life of travel, camping, reading and later spending time with their 8 grandchildren.
Margaret is survived and remembered by: her husband: Larry Metzger of Fort Madison, IA; her children: Julie (Randy) Bush of Flora, IN, Jeff (Kellie) Metzger of Fordland, MO, Jaime (Lynee) Metzger of Harlan, IA ; her grandchildren: Jonathan, Jacob & Jarin Bush, Matthew & Karlee Metzger and Lindsey, Lucy & Lilly Metzger and 1-sister: Mary Gustafson. She was preceded in death by: her parents & 1-sister: Marilyn Cross.
Cremation has been entrusted to the care of King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory. A private family burial will be held at Soldiers’ Circle in Oakland Cemetery. Online condolences to the Metzger family may be left at the King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory website: www.kinglynk.com.