Beloved husband, father, son and brother passed away unexpectedly on Friday, January 22, 2016 at his home. Age 49 years. The son of Bruce Kretz and Pamela (Mesle) Kretz, Steve was born on March 9, 1966 in Saginaw, Michigan. He married Renee Jaworski on September 18, 1999. She survives him. Steve was an Associate Broker for Coldwell Banker Bellinger for 17 years. He was a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church – SS. Peter & Paul site. Steve enjoyed playing the drums, fishing and watching reruns with his daughter. He will be remembered for being a great cook, neighbor and for his humor and mischievous grin. Steve was very much an unselfish man and often put others needs before his own.
Surviving are his wife, Renee, Saginaw; his daughter, Alyssa; his father, Bruce (Delores) Kretz, Manistee; his mother, Pamela Kretz, Saginaw; two brothers and one sister, Theodore (Gina Nichols) Kretz, Manistee; Matthew (Dawn) Kretz, Saginaw; Michelle (Marc) Korting, Saginaw; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Steve enjoyed spending time with his Uncle Gerard Kretz, and longtime friends Mikey Reid and Robert Young, Jr. Steve was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Phyllis Jaworski.
Funeral Liturgy will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at St. Dominic Catholic Church – SS. Peter & Paul Site, 4735 W. Michigan Ave. Rev. Fr. Steven Gavit will officiate. Honoring Mr. Kretz’s wishes cremation will follow. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Rd., (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. A Vigil Service will take place at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the wishes of the family.