Tina was born on November 26, 1978 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the daughter of Gary and Barb (Gamber) Mettler. She grew up in Sioux Falls and graduated from Washington High School. After high school, Tina lived at a LifeScape residential facility in Sioux Falls. She worked through LifeScape for a number of years in various facilities and duties. Tina was an avid Disney movie fan and loved Mickey Mouse. She cherished her trip to Disney Land with her parents and recently enjoyed going to the Disney on Ice show in Sioux Falls. Tina was a very happy person and enjoyed music and animated tv shows. She was always talking about her family and was especially protective of her father. Tina is survived by her parents, Gary and Barb of Canistota; two brothers, Chad Mettler and his friend, Jackie Dagel Klingernberg, and Shane and Kami Mettler; two nephews and a great nephew; several aunts and uncles, Debra (Randy) Feltis, Frances (Duane)Jaworski, Michelle (Bill) Leifer, Karen (Marv) Keimig, Tom Gamber, Bill (Linda) Gamber and Tim (Sandy) Gamber. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, a niece and a nephew.