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IN MEMORY

Tina Metallo (Gjerdset) - Class Of 1985

Tina Louise Metallo-Gjerdset, of West Allis, WI, formerly of Kenosha, WI, died unexpectedly from a pulmonary embolism on November 4, 2014, at the age of 47.

Tina was born in Kenosha on February 22, 1967. She attended Grant Elementary, Washington Jr. High and was a proud member of Mary D. Bradford Class of 1985. Tina continued her education at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside earning a degree in Labor Relations in December 1989.
 
On October 20, 2007, Tina married her best friend and love of her life Craig Gjerdset at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Kenosha.
 
For nearly 25 years Tina called Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-All Saints Hospital her second home and family. She joined All Saints in 1990 working in the medical library. In 1996 she shifted to the telecom group and at the time of her death was a Telecom Specialist in Information Services. Tina is the calming voice used to welcome most calls at All Saints Healthcare.

Tina was a devoted wife. “Mr. Craig” was the most important person in her life. They shared a very special bond. Tina truly enjoyed cooking, gardening and was an exemplary baker – sharing her recipes with anyone that asked. She was an avid baseball fan sharing season tickets to the Brewer’s with her husband. Tina was a church lector and member of the hand bell choir at St. Rita’s Catholic Church in West Allis, WI. She was a volunteer to many events, with her most prized event being a member of the “pizza crew” at Holy Rosary’s summer festival – an event partnered with her lifelong best friend Filomena (Montemurro) Swartz. Tina’s personality was larger than life and she will be deeply missed by all who knew her or followed her regular Facebook posts.

Tina is survived by her husband, Craig of West Allis, WI; her parents, James and Georgeann (Pinzger) Metallo; her grandfather, George Pinzger, Sr.; her sister, Christine (Anthony) Geliche; in-law’s, Gerald and Judith Gjerdset of Milwaukee, WI; and sisters-in-law, Linda (Michael) Merkel of Jackson, WI, and Kristin Gjerdset of West Allis, WI.

Tina is further survived by four nieces that she adored, Madison Geliche, Haley Geliche, Nicolle Merkel and Sydney Merkel, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and business colleagues.
Tina was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Alice (Serpe) Pinzger, and paternal grandparents, Rose (Vena) and Emil Metallo.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 10th, from Proko Funeral Home at 9:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 2224-45th Street, at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at St. George Cemetery.
 
Visitation will be held on Sunday at Proko Funeral Home from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations in honor of Tina are made to Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Kenosha, WI or St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4001-68th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53220.

Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
5111-60th Street
Kenosha, WI 53144
Phone: (262) 654-3533
Visit Tina’s Online Memorial Book at:
www.prokofuneralhome.com