In Loving Memory…

Howard G. Mettenburg

Howard Gene Mettenburg, 76, of Otterville, died Wednesday, August 29, 2018, at his home.

He was born January 8, 1942, in Pettis County, son of John R. and Marguarite (Jackel) Mettenburg.

On March 6, 1964, in Sedalia, he was married to Daisy Anne (Corson), who preceded him in death on October 26, 2009.

Howard served in the U.S. Army. He worked as a machine operator at Alcan Cable for 26 years. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also enjoyed playing cards and visiting with his friends at the Otterville and Smithton Senior Centers. Howard will be remembered as an easy going guy who was dedicated to his family.

Surviving are a daughter, Elizabeth Holman and her husband, Bill, of Otterville; daughter-in-law, Christina Mettenburg, of Jamestown; six grandchildren, Brooke Holman, Tommy Holman, Kimmy Holman, Rachelle Mettenburg, Nathan Mettenburg and Audrey Mettenburg; two great-granddaughters, Emma and Olivia; two brothers, Alfred Mettenburg and Harold Mettenburg (his twin); and a sister, Maggie Hoehns.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two sons, Charles Mettenburg and Nick Mettenburg; and two sisters, Mary Mueller and Shirley Taylor.

Graveside services will be held at 12:00 noon Monday, September 3, at Hughesville High Point Cemetery. Full military honors will be conducted by the U.S. Army and VFW Post 2591.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Monday at Heckart Funeral Home.


  1. Jim and Charlotte Morrison Family :

    The world has lost a sweet, truly good guy.

  2. Heather & Larry Blankenship :

    Thoughts and Prayers for the family, he will be missed by many,we were blessed to have had such a great man touch our lives!

  3. Teresa Austin :

    Saying I’m sorry for your loss, just does not even begin to cover it. I love you guys.
    Rest in Peace Uncle Howard. I love you <3 🙁

  4. I am so sorry for your lose ,my condolence .I really like Howard we worked together at the Food bank .He always talked to me about Germany my Home Country.

  5. So very sorry for your loss

  6. DeLores Janis :

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers and sympathy for the family.

  7. Helen Seifert :

    So sorry. Howard was a very kind man.

  8. Tammy (Allen) Leroux :

    Thoughts and prayers for the family. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  9. Janet Weathers :

    Our prayers and condolences go out to the Family and Friends of Howard. He will be greatly missed. He was like a Brother to Lawrence. Through good and bad times our Friendship always remained steadfast.

  10. Dianne Clutter :

    So sorry for your family’s loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you

  11. Kristina Payne :

    Your in my thoughts and prayers.

  12. Nataliya P. Grigoryev :

    So sorry for your family’s loss. Howard was our neighbor for 10+ years and was like family to us. He was a very sweet man with a sense of humor and will not be forgotten. 💔 Heaven gained a beautiful soul. ♥️

  13. Sharon and Jim Wheatley :

    Thoughts and prayers for the family. So sorry for your loss.

  14. Brenda Stuedle-Frakes :

    Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you at this trying time.

  15. Tim and Denise Allgaier Tuscumbia, MO :

    Remembering times of swimming and fishing on Flat Creek. Thank you for all of your kindness.

  16. George and Lorene Fleming :

    To Howard’s family, we are so sorry to miss the visitation. As you know we remember Howard for all he meant to each of you and he loved and was so proud of his family. We both remember Howard for his big heart, and his compassion for others. We remember his broken heart as well. We will remember Howard and the times we shared. Our Sympathy, George and Lorene Fleming.

  17. Chris & Kelly Ramey :

    What a great guy. Always enjoyed talking to him. He will be sadly missed I know. RIP Howard.

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