MERLIN L. MERRITT (6-9-2011)


June 7th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

MERLIN L. MERRITT, 78, of Griswold, died Mon., June 6th, at the Cass County Memorial Hospital, in Atlantic. Funeral services for Merlin Merritt will be on Thu., June 9th, 1:30-p.m., at the Central Church of Christ in Griswold. Duhn Funeral Home in Griswold has the arrangements.

Visitation at the funeral home is open, with the family present from 5-to 7:3o-p.m. Wed., June 8th.

Burial, with Military Honors, will be in the Griswold Cemetery.

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MERLIN MERRITT is survived by:

His wife – Sarah, of Griswold.

His children and stepsons – Michael (Sallie) Merritt, of Preston, MN; Vicki (Al) Petersen, of Omaha; Denise (Dan) Bladow, of Battle Lake, MN; David (Laurie) Doty, of Sedalia, MO; and, Jerry (Betty) Doty, of Griswold.

His brothers – Willis (Lu) Merritt, of Atlantic, Dean Merritt of Griswold, and Curtis (Nancy) Merritt, of Council Bluffs.

His sisters – Wilma Selders, of Griswold, and Frances (Roy) Cupples, of Fullerton, NE.

17 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.