Fremont Shooting: David Metzig, Owner of Union Star Cheese Factory, and Wife Jan Metzig Killed

Fremont Shooting and how David Metzig and his wife killed
David Metzig and Jan, Owners of Union Star Cheese Factory


Following a fatal murder on Friday night, the owners of the renowned Union Star Cheese Factory in Fremont, Wisconsin, died. Let’s see more about the Fremont Shooting and how David Metzig and his wife Jan Metzig died in detail.

How did David Metzig die?

David Metzig, Owner of Union Star Cheese Factory, and his Wife Jan Metzig were killed in a Fremont Shooting.

David Metzig and his wife Jan Metzig were killed in their sleep after being shot multiple times by their son. The event took place on March 17, 2023, a Friday.

Their son, whose name has not been made public, was reportedly detained in connection with the incident. The well-known company was managed by David Metzig and his wife Jan and was situated at 7742 County Road II in Fremont, Wisconsin. 

Law enforcement officials were reportedly summoned to the scene after hearing reports of “unresponsive adults” inside the home.

Police investigation:

Investigations led to the apprehension of the Union Star Cheese Factory owners’ son for murder at the YMCA in Appleton, Wisconsin. 

Investigations are still in the initial stages. The police are still looking into this matter.

The owner of the Zittau Cheese Factory, Peter shared a post regarding the death of David Metzig’s passing on social media and the message reads,

“My brother, David and his wife Jan were murdered in their sleep last night. Their son was arrested this morning at the ymca in Appleton. I dont any details yet. Im heartbroken.“, he wrote.

Fremont Shooting- Explained:

On Saturday, the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office discovered two bodies inside a house. Deputies headed to the residence in the Town of Wolf River at around 5:15 a.m.

The fatalities were deemed “suspicious” by the sheriff’s office. A person of concern is being detained by the police.

The death of the beloved couple has shocked and saddened the entire neighborhood. According to accounts, the son opened fire on his parents, instantly killing them.

At this point, it is unknown what motivated the attack. The son was arrested, and the inquiry is still going on.

Deputies from the Outagamie County Sheriff’s Office and officers from the Fox Valley Metro Police Department verified finding the potential person of interest at the Heart of the Valley YMCA in the Village of Kimberly around 7:45 a.m. this morning. 

The person of interest was behaving strangely while at the YMCA, according to a deputy with the Outagamie County Sheriff’s Office. The person of interest was identified by the ID they used to enter the building. 

‘No threat to the public’:

Fox Valley Metro Police wrote on Facebook, “During the arrest, there was a lot of police at the YMCA. However, the YMCA is back to normal and there is no threat to the community.”

There is no danger to the general public, according to the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office. 

Pat OBrien shared his condolences on the passing of the owners of Union Star Cheese Factory on social media post saying, “RIP David and Jan. Sympathy to the family.”

The neighborhood has come together to support the family during this difficult time. Residents are being urged by local authorities to remember the family in their prayers.

There are concerns about whether our nation needs more counselors in light of this tragic event. Incidents like this emphasize the significance of having access to mental health resources because mental health is a growing issue.

About Union Star Cheese Factory: 

In 1980, Great Aunt Edna sold Union Star to David Metzig and Jan Metzig. After that, the couple bought the company.

David, wanting to follow in the path of his Great Grand Uncle, considered using his accounting degree to start his own company.

Union Star Cheese factory is located at 7742 County Rd II, Fremont, WI 54940, United States. Their second branch is located at W1965 WI-21, Berlin, WI 54923.

Over the years, they are following their family tradition of independent cheesemaking.


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