Marilynn Joy Metz Born: August 20, 1945; in Bay City, MI Died: October 10, 2016; in Manistique, MI Marilynn Joy Metz (nee Gwizdala), 71, of Manistique, Michigan, formerly of Richmond, Illinois passed away suddenly on October 10, 2016 at her home with her husband at her side. She was born on August 20, 1945 to Peter and Dolores (Gosler) Gwizdala in Bay City, Michigan. She moved to Richmond, Illinois in 1958. She was later united in marriage on August 28, 1965 to Carl E. Metz. In 2013, she and Carl retired to Manistique, Michigan. She cherished family and spending time with her loved ones. She enjoyed spending time at local casinos, and watching and listening to Lake Michigan. She leaves behind her husband, Carl; her three children, Carl "Buddy" (Dina), Adam (Adrienne), and Matthew (Holly); five grandchildren, Carl "Eddie", Lucy, and Ernie Metz, and Steven and Kaylee Metz; a step grandchild, Randy (Raeanna) Sova; one sister, Judy (James) Kanary; two brothers, Timothy (Joan) and Barry (Eileen); a sister-in-law, Judi Gwizdala; two brothers-in-law, Dennis (Barbara) Komar and Henry (Carol) Metz; and many nieces and nephews. Marilynn was preceded in death by her parents; her in-laws, Arthur and Margaret Metz; her brother Peter, her sister Tamara Komar, and her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Edward and Mary Mars. Services were private. In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation in the name of Marilynn to the National Kidney Foundation at kidney.org .
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