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Josephine Mae “Jo” Metcalf
Josephine Mae “Jo” Metcalf

Josephine Mae “Jo” Metcalf, age 89 of West Allis, WI formerly of Monroe, WI passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at Vitas Ruth Home in West Allis, WI. She was born March 19, 1929 in Watertown, WI the daughter of Henry William and Viola (Dugan) Wilde. Jo was united in marriage to Charles Daniel Metcalf on March 31, 1951 in Watertown. Following her marriage, Jo and Charles lived in Madison, WI, Waukesha, WI, and in 1980 in Monroe. Following the death of her husband Charles, she moved to the Milwaukee area.

Jo is survived by her children: Mary (Bill) Berger, Grace (Ian) Cheah, Chuck (Sharon) Metcalf, Tom (Ona) Metcalf and Karen (Ken) Schmidling; eleven grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband: Charles; one brother: Henry Wilde; and one sister: Margaret Hafemann.

Jo was a member of the St. Victor’s Catholic Church in Monroe, of which she was involved in helping with the landscaping, a member of the CCW, and distributed communion to nursing home residents. She will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew her.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church (344 N. Judgement St, Shullsburg) with Rev. Sudhakar Devarapu officiating. Burial will be in St. Matthew’s Cemetery. A visitation will be held Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 11:00 A.M. until the time of services at the church. The Erickson Funeral Home of Shullsburg is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

For those who prefer, memorials may be given to the Special Olympics Wisconsin Chapter (2310 Crossroads Dr., Suite 1000, Madison WI, 53718) in Josephine’s name.

The family would like to extend their thanks and appreciation to the Vitas Hospice staff for the special care that they gave to Jo.