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Eugene "Gene" MERRILL

Male 1927 - 2015  (87 years)


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  • Name Eugene "Gene" MERRILL 
    Born 29 Nov 1927  Marathon, Buena Vista, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Jan 2015  Spencer, Clay, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Riverside Cemetery, Spencer, Clay, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • Obituary:
      "Gene Merrill
      January 08, 2015:
      Spencer, Iowa--Gene Merrill, 87, of Spencer kdied Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015 at Northshire Residence in Spencer.
      Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First English Lutheran Church in Spencer, with a military flag presentation conducted by the American Legion Post 1 and V.F.W. Clay County Post 3159. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Warner Funeral Home in Spencer."

      Warner Funeral Home Obituary:
      "Eugene 'Gene' Franklin Merrill
      November 29, 1927 - January 6, 2015
      Eugene Franklin Merrill, the son of Adelbert and Beda (Anderson) Merrill, was born November 29, 1927 in Marathon, Iowa. His childhood years were spent in Ayrshire, Iowa, where he received his education. After his schooling, he entered the military and served with the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict from 1950 until his honorable discharge in 1952.

      Gene married Darlene Baumann on November 8, 1956 in Beeville, TX. After their marriage, they moved to Spencer, Iowa where he worked for the Merrill Company for 16 1/2 years. He later worked at Eaton Corporation for 15 years until his retirement. After his retirement he drove truck part time. He was a member of the First English Lutheran Church in Spencer. Gene enjoyed assembling & collecting truck models, playing cards & dominoes in his spare time. Darlene and he enjoyed many years of square dancing. He also enjoyed farming and doing carpentry work throughout the years and faithfully delivered Meals On Wheels.

      He passed away at Northshire Residence in Spencer, Iowa on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at the age of 87. Gene was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Darlene in 2006; a stillborn daughter, Barbara; one daughter, Linda Morfitt; three brothers: Irving, Leon and Howard Merrill and two sisters: Edith Miller and Lorraine Yager.

      Left to cherish his memory are his children: Gary (Betsy) Merrill of Webb, IA, Donna Ott of Spencer, IA, Denise (Michael) Nohner of Watkins, MN & Jason (Kristin) Merrill of Omaha, NE; 13 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; a son-in-law, Mike Morfitt of Spencer; one brother, Wilbur Merrill of Okoboji, IA; other relatives and friends."
    Person ID I2338  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2015 

    Family Darlene Dorothy BAUMANN,   b. 9 Feb 1931, Rock Rapids, Lyon, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 2006, Spencer, Clay, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 8 Nov 1956  Beeville, Bee, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Gary J. MERRILL
     2. Donna MERRILL
    +3. Denise Ellen MERRILL
     4. Barbara MERRILL
    +5. Jason Eugene MERRILL
     6. Linda Kay GENRICH,   b. 18 Dec 1953, Estherville, Emmet, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 2011, Spencer, Clay, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    Last Modified 24 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F1019  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Nov 1927 - Marathon, Buena Vista, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Nov 1956 - Beeville, Bee, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Jan 2015 - Spencer, Clay, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Riverside Cemetery, Spencer, Clay, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
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