Jennifer E. Mertz, 50, of Sanford, passed away on November 12, 2020 at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. She was born on August 28, 1970 in Royal Oak, MI to the late John and Beth (Taylor) Huskins. On July 12, 1997 she married John W. Mertz at Michigan State University and they shared 23 years together.
Jennifer has a masters degree and worked as a lab coordinator for Central Michigan University. She was an avid Michigan State University fan and loved watching their football and basketball games. They traveled to watch games when they could and even traveled to some of the bowl games. Even through her cancer Jennifer was a fighter and didn’t give up. She loved her family most of all and they always came first with her.
Jennifer is survived by her husband, John, children, Joel and Jenna, two aunts, one uncle and several nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at Smith-Miner Funeral Home from 4:00 – 7:00 pm with cremation to follow.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the American Cancer Society.
Smith-Miner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Mertz family; to share a special memory please visit www.smithminer.com.