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DWIGHT — Elizabeth Helen "Betty" Krieger Metrick, 90, of Dwight, died peacefully Saturday (Jan. 24, 2015) at Heritage Health, Dwight.

Born Dec. 28, 1924, in Joliet, she was a longtime resident until relocating to Dwight in 1989. She was a graduate of Joliet Township High School Class of 1942. She was married to Thomas Metrick in 1946. She retired from Lyons Lumber Co. after many years of service as its bookkeeper. She was formerly employed at Adler Grocery in Joliet, the village of Shorewood, and was an at-home telephone customer service representative for the Chicago Sun-Times.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Metrick (1984); her parents, Otto and Mary Petschauer Krieger; two sisters, Lois Krieger and Marge (George) Lobas; and one brother, Billy, in infancy.

She is survived by her daughter, Betty Jean "EJ" Metrick, Dwight; one brother, Arthur (Joan) Krieger, Joliet; one sister-in-law, Gloria (late Ed) Metrick, Ann Arbor, Mich.; numerous nieces and nephews; and her faithful canine companion, Trixie.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, Joliet, with the Rev. Peter Jarosz officiating. As it was Betty's final wish, her body has been donated for the advancement of humanity and medical research. Visitation will be at 11 a.m. Saturday until time of service at the funeral home.

For information, call 815-741-5500 or visit her Book of Memories at

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