Kolmetz, John G., age 85, of Warren, went to Heaven on November 30, 2014. The way he lived his life was an inspiration to all who knew him. He believed in being happy and thankful in all situations, and he shared that positive outlook with everyone around him. He was a man of strong faith, and his belief in Jesus Christ was the cornerstone of who he was as a person and guided everything he did. He was an active member of Woodlawn Church serving in Children’s Ministry and as a Promise Keeper leader for most of his years. He was an avid runner and was one of a select group of people who had run every Free Press Marathon since it started in 1979, until he ran his last marathon at 80 years of age. He continued his active lifestyle until a few months before his death, and believed the secret to health was found in a combination of spiritual beliefs, healthy eating, exercise, fresh air and sunshine. He juiced daily for his family and tried to encourage others to be healthy as well. He graduated from Wayne State University and was a veteran of the Korean War. On October 4, 1950, he married Joan Cameron in Warren, and they were married for 64 years. He worked for General Motors Photographic for 46 years. He was an amazing father and grandpa, always there to give hugs, smiles and encouraging words. He was a die-hard U of M fan and a lifelong Detroit Tigers fan. He was the beloved husband of Joan. Loving father of Jane Kolmetz, Carrie (Dave) Wheatley, the late John Jr. and Mark. Cherished grandpa of Kendra (Jeff) Riley; Emily, Claire, Maddie, Noah and Evangeline Wheatley and great-grandpa of Grace Riley. Dear brother of Rusty Gratson and Ellie Abrahamson. Father-in-law of Lisa Davidson. The family will receive friends Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 10 a.m. until the time of the service 11 a.m. at Woodlawn Church, 3620 Rochester Road, Royal Oak. A private burial with military honors will take place at Oakview Cemetery, Royal Oak. Memorials to the Wounded Warrior Project or Gilda’s Club are appreciated. Arrangements by Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, Royal Oak, 248-541-7000. Share your memories at: sullivanfuneraldirectors.com.Published in Daily Tribune on Dec. 5, 2014+Read More Share Listen to Obituary Remember Share a message, photo, or video below View all messages 2 "I knew John from my days at GM. He was the epitome of a true..."- Ron Herron"John was a long time friend, i will truly miss my running..."- Mel Rutkoske Add a memory or condolence to the guest book Add Message Please add or record a video for the family of John Kolmetz Add a video + Please add a photo and share in the life story for John Kolmetz Add a photo + http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dailytribune/obituary.aspx?n=john-g-kolmetz&pid=173366843&fhid=3356