St Andrew Presbyterian Church
1390 Franklin Rd
Yuba City, CA 95993
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Robert Merklin

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Robert Merklin Obituary

Robert (Bob) Gregg Merklin of Yuba City, passed away at the age of 61, on Friday, July 21, 2017, with his wife, Lin, by his side.

Bob was born Oct. 24, 1955, in Walla Walla, WA, to Ernest and LaVerne Merklin and big sister Melodie. His first five years were spent in Moses Lake, WA, then the family relocated to Yuba City.

Bob attended local schools, graduating in 1974, from YCHS where he was proud to have been a part of the marching band all four years. Bob briefly attended Western Baptist Bible College in Salem, OR, and got his LVN training at Yuba College. It was on a trip to visit friends in Salem, that he met his future wife, Lin Cremer. They married Aug. 20, 1977.

After a brief four years away, as Lin began her career as a teacher, they returned to Yuba City with their young son, so that Bob could return to Yuba College to get his AA degree in nursing and become an RN. Two daughters were born in the following years. Bob went back to work as an RN specializing in critical care and emergency nursing. After a long career, he was forced to retire as his health began to decline. He became a stay-at-home grandpa caring for grandsons, Caleb and Gabriel.

Bob was preceded in death by both his parents. He is survived by his wife of almost 40 years, Lin, their children, Timothy Merklin, Tamara Sheen (David) and Krysti Merklin; along with five grandchildren, Caleb, Joshua, Gage, Gabriel and Piper; as well as his sister Melodie Peters (Ron) and a large extended family.

A Celebration of Life will be held at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Yuba City, at 2 pm on August 5, 2017. The family requests that no flowers be sent. Donations can be made to St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in remembrance of Bob.
Published in Appeal Democrat from Aug. 1 to Aug. 3, 2017
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