Marilyn M. Gedroic

Published 3:46 pm Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Marilyn M. Gedroic, age 73, passed away on Thursday, Sept.15, at her home in Landrum, S.C. Marilyn was born in Chicago, Ill. to Edward and Stella Mihalik and was the middle of three children. She married her husband of nearly 53 years, James (Jim) Gedroic, in 1962. They stayed by each other’s side until Jim passed away on July 15, 2015. Together they had two children and moved to Polk County before ultimately settling in Landrum. There Jim built houses with his company, Gedroic

Construction, and they both owned and operated Cubes Self Storage.

Marilyn was a woman of many interests and talents who used to work for Polk County Library and even once opened her own flower shop. She loved decorating for holidays, cooking family dinners, and shopping weekly with her daughter. One of her favorite things to do was spend time with her grandchildren, and they spent hours watching movies, playing outside, and riding around on their golf cart.

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Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and sister, Marlene, but is survived by her brother, Edward (Joyce) Mihalik and family of Lombard, Ill; her son, Glen Gedroic of Landrum, her daughter, Kelly (Randy) Gallion of Marion, N.C; and three grandchildren, Kayla (Phil) LaChance, Ryan Gallion, and Nicole Gallion.

Friends and family were incredibly important to Marilyn, and everyone who knew her undoubtedly has countless memories to smile about and treasure. She was an amazing mother, grandmother, wife, and friend, and she stayed very close with her loved ones. Marilyn and Jim were fixtures in the community who spread love and laughter everywhere they went, and it hurt deeply when Jim passed. Now Marilyn has joined him and they are lucky to be back together again, but they are dearly missed by so many.

The family had a small, private service at home and wish for no memorial contributions. Rather, they simply request that everyone keep Marilyn and Jim in their hearts and remember fondly all the memories they shared with them.

Love you, you will be missed.

Submitted by Glen Gedroic