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Jack Gordon Metiva

July 14, 1932 — November 4, 2017

Jack Gordon Metiva, 85, of Bear Lake Township, passed away on November 4, 2017. He was born in Tuscola County to the late Ivan and Antone (Zelenka) Metiva. He married Mary Ellen Crosby on April 30, 1955 in Akron, Michigan. Jack enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, and hunting. He served in the US Army in Europe during the Korean War. Jack retired from the Eaton Foundry in Vassar. Jack is a lifetime member of the Fairgrove VFW and a member of Kalkaska Eagles #4496. Survived by his wife Mary Ellen of 62 years. Children: Cheryl (Mark) Metiva Kercher; Dru (Colleen) Metiva; Karen (Ron) Metiva Marker; Susan (Dan) Metiva Eason; and Bob (Joni) Metiva. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Celebration of Jack's Life will be held on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the Bear Lake Township Community Center. For those that wish to remember Jack by memorial contribution, family suggest donation to the charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to Arrangements by Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Jack Gordon Metiva, please visit our flower store.


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