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Sandra Metz age 72

Posted: 05 March, 2013

Funeral services for Sandra Metz age 72 of Wayne will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Wayne on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Wayne on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until service time. Interment is at Greenwood Cemetery in Wayne. Memorials may be directed to the family for designation at a later date. She passed away Monday at the Wakefield Health Care Center in Wakefield. Arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home of Wayne.

Sandra Lee (Shrader) Metz was born on August 1, 1940 on her parent’s farm near Ewing, Nebraska to Willie Louis and Leah Frances (Fry) Shrader.  She graduated Valedictorian from Ewing High School (Ewing, NE), class of 1958.  She earned her B.A.E. in Home Economics from Wayne State College (Wayne, NE) in 1962, M.S. and Ph.D. from University of Nebraska – Lincoln (Lincoln, NE) in 1986 and 1995 respectively.  Her dissertation topic was “The Relationship Between Parental Behaviors and Children’s Self-Esteem”.  
Sandra began her career teaching home economics and math in Osmond, NE and continued teaching these subjects at Fort Morgan, CO.  Sandra met Dean Aird Metz at a National Science Foundation Math Institute at the University of Omaha in 1964. Sandra married Dean on August 14, 1965 in Ewing, NE.  The couple lived and taught in Montrose, CA and Huntington Beach, CA before moving to Wayne.  Sandra taught math and chemistry at Wayne High School until 1969 and was an Associate Professor of Home Economics/Family and Consumer Sciences at Wayne State College from 1986-2005.  Sandra was a member of First Presbyterian Church (Wayne, NE) where she served as Elder, taught Vacation Bible School and Sunday School, sang in the choir, was co-founder and co-leader of Sewing Souls and was the Moderator of Presbyterian Women.  She was Literature and Resources Chairperson, Vice Moderator and was elected Moderator for Presbyterian Women of Homestead Presbytery. She was a member of PEO and the National Education Association/Nebraska State Education Association.  Sandra was a member and leader in 4-H and den mother for Cub Scouts.
Sandra was tirelessly dedicated to her family and community.  She enjoyed sewing, reading, gardening and crafts.  She had a passion for cooking and baking: Experimenting with new and favorite recipes, teaching others, and providing meals for her family.  She held a lifelong commitment to education demonstrated by her own accomplishments, the values transferred to her children, her career as an educator and her continuance of educator roles in retirement.     
Sandra is survived by her three children Monica (Rosito) Calaroa, of Ellicott City, MD, Matthew (Julie) Metz, Portland, OR, and Andrew (Jodi) Metz of Latham, NY; four grandchildren, Hannah Metz, Genevieve Metz, Emmanuel Calaroa, and Rosita Calaroa; two brothers, Doug (Mary Ann) Shrader and David Shrader; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Sandra is preceded in death by her grandparents, parents and husband, Dean Aird Metz.


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