Alicia J. Metz Dressler

Alicia J. Metz Dressler, age 38, of Patch Grove, WI, formerly of Dubuque, IA, completed her earthly journey on March 21, 2024, at the University of Wisconsin Madison Hospital after complications from cancer and brain surgery.  To honor Alicia’s life, her Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  Burial will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque at a later date.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Alicia’s family.


Alicia was born on November 25, 1985, in Iowa City, IA, a daughter to Jim and Vickie (Weidenbacher) Metz.  As a newborn, Alicia had to fight her very first battle with cancer almost immediately upon entering this world.  Through the Lord’s grace, her leukemia was sent into remission, but only to await another battle at some undetermined time in her future.  Alicia, bound with a strong will and personality, which coupled perfectly with her kind and loving heart as well, never allowed her battles to define her life.  After graduating from Dubuque Senior High School, Alicia became a Surgical Technician and invested many years with Mercy Hospital in Dubuque before eventually making her way over to Wisconsin.  She continued to share her talents faithfully in Prairie Du Chien, and most recently moved to the Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster after she had proudly moved into the Environment Services Department to add a little extra financial security to her yearly income. 


Alicia’s love for animals was continually on display and came in a close second only to her love for others.  A dog person through and through, she never met a pet she couldn’t love unconditionally.  Alicia’s love for family and friends was clearly visible to all who knew and loved her.  The only thing better than visiting with friends while her favorite canine companion by her side was when she also had a freshly baited hook in her hands while relaxing on the water’s edge.  Alicia was truly a force of nature to be reckoned with and her determination surely helped her achieve so much in the too short 38 years we were blessed to have her walking among us.  It’s beyond comprehension and impossible to process the pain of losing such a wonderful soul so early in life.  Thankfully, the memories of Alicia will reside concretely within the hearts of all who were blessed to walk in her light and we know that she is now residing in absolute perfection, only waiting patiently for our arrival to once again see her beautiful smile looking directly back at us.  Thank you, Alicia, for always being true to yourself, leading by example, and knowing when to be firm and when to be gentle.  We will miss you more than words could ever depict accurately and will love you dearly until we meet again.  


Those left behind to cherish the memory of Alicia include,

her husband,

Jeff Dressler, Patch Grove, WI;


her three step-children,

Haley Dressler, LaCrosse, WI,

Carter Fisher, Beetown, WI,

and Hunter Dressler, Beetown, WI;


her parents,

Jim and Vickie Metz, Dubuque, IA;


her brother,

Aaron (Tara) Metz, Dubuque, IA;


her niece and nephew,

Olivia Metz and Brady Metz, Dubuque, IA;


along with numerous extended family, friends, and neighbors.


Alicia was preceded in death by her brother, Eric Metz; and her grandparents, Ralph “Pete” (Delores) Metz and Albertus “Al” (Joyce) Weidenbacher.


Alicia’s family would like to thank the nurses and staff at the University of Wisconsin Madison for all of their professional and compassionate care.


Online condolences may be shared with Alicia’s family at

To honor Alicia’s life, her Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

5 comments on “Alicia J. Metz Dressler
  1. Lindsey and Rick Denlinger says:

    Im so sorry for your loss. Alicia was a special person I will miss her everyday. She brought joy to so many. You are all in my thoughts and prayers!

  2. Rita Tegland says:

    Sympathy to Alicia’s family and friends. So sorry for their loss.

  3. Kenny and Stacey Schrader says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Alicia was one of the best people I had the pleasure of knowing. She was loved by so many. I will miss her so much. Our thoughts and prayers to all.

  4. Our heart felt condolences go out to all of you. May the many memories of Alicia bring you some comfort.

  5. Crossing Rivers Health says:

    We would like to extend our deepest condolences to Jeff and the family of Alicia on behalf of Crossing Rivers Health. We are saddened to hear about the passing of your beloved family member.

    May cherished memories of Alicia bring you comfort and strength in the days ahead. Our thoughts are with you, and we send our heartfelt sympathies to you and your family.

    With heartfelt condolences,
    Crossing Rivers Health

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