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Obituary for Joyce Elaine Metiva

Joyce Elaine Metiva
Zilwaukee, Michigan

Beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away suddenly on Monday, June 13, 2022 at her home. Age 86 years. The daughter of the late Eugene and Beatrice (Voelker) Jolin, Joyce was born on June 22, 1935 in Saginaw, Michigan. She married William Metiva on December 28, 1968. He predeceased her on February 15, 2006. Joyce was employed for Michigan Bell Telephone Company, for 15 years, retiring in 1969 to raise her family. When her daughters were older, Joyce babysat for friends, family and grandchildren 5 days a week for over 15 years. Joyce enjoyed camping, reading and playing cards. Her biggest joy in life was spending time with her family. She was a long time member the Moose Lodge #82 and St. Matthew Catholic Church where she was a member of its Altar Society and volunteered as a religion teacher.

Surviving are two daughters Brenda (Scott) Leitz, Saginaw; Rebecca Metiva, Saginaw; five grandchildren, Brittany (Tyler) Rose, Scott (Alexia Kostick) Leitz Jr., Shana Leitz, Griffin Leitz, Travis (Rebecca Hahn) Nietling; three great-grandchildren, Bentley, Hudson and Charlotte Rose; her former son-in-law, Frederick Nietling; her siblings, Beulah Collison, Kay Makl, Eugene (Linda) Jolin, Jr.; Arthur (Wafaa) Jolin and Duane (Joanette) Jolin; her sister-in-law, Rhonda Jolin; many nieces and nephews. Joyce was preceded in death by her siblings, Joseph Jolin and Margaret Hill; her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, including a close sister-in-law, Margaret Caldwell.

Funeral Liturgy will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 17, 2022 at St. John Paul II Catholic Church, 469 Shattuck Rd. Rev. Fr. William Rutkowski will officiate with interment to follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may visit at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Rd., (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and on Friday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the American Cancer Society or Alzheimer’s Association.