Nancy Metz White

Died peacefully Dec 10, 2018 in Minneapolis at the age of 84. Preceded in death by beloved husband of 50 years, Joseph Charles White. Survived by sisters Marilyn Metz (Larry Ozanne) and Shirley Powers, twin daughters Michele Beaulieux and Jacqueline White, and granddaughter Amy (Alyssa) Perez.

Born in Madison, she graduated from UW-Madison with a BA in art education and moved to Milwaukee, where she later taught creative arts at Urban Day School. Originally a printmaker and pastel artist, she learned to weld at 45, creating sculptures from forge flashings recycled from heavy industry. Her outdoor public sculptures include Tree of Life,Mitchell Boulevard Park, and Magic Grove,Enderis Park. Facing memory loss, she moved to be near family in Minneapolis, where she explored new art forms, paying particular attention to color.

Memorial service 2 pm Fri Dec 14 Sholom West, Minneapolis; graveside blessing 11 am Mon Dec 17 Holy Cross Cemetery, Milwaukee, with luncheon following at Story Hill BKC. Memorials preferred to Enderis Park Neighborhood Association for sculpture upkeep, P.O Box 100284, Milwaukee, WI 53210. Northshore Funeral Services  414-961-1812

Messages for the family

  • My condolences at the loss of great woman – so creative, energetic and full of life.
    Michelle and Jacqueline provided exemplary care in the final stage of her life.
    We are grateful to have known Nancy.

    John Butter

  • Dear Michelle and Jacqueline,
    May peace be in your hearts knowing you mother is in a magical sleep.
    I have fond memories of Nancy and Joe along with Roy Butter and me enjoying fun moments in our homes and at art shows.
    I hope you and your families are well.