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John C. Merchant


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John C. Merchant Obituary
John C. Merchant

Born: February 13, 1936; in Sycamore, IL

Died: March 6, 2018; in Rockford, IL

John C. Merchant, 82, of Sycamore, Illinois, died Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at Swedish American Hospital in Rockford.

John was born February 13, 1936, in Sycamore, the son of Fred and Mamie (Brooks) Merchant. He married Elaine Thomas on August 28, 1971. John was employed by Leader Oil in Sycamore for 40 years. He liked to bowl and was a fan of racing and the Cubs. John was a former member of Providence Baptist Church in Sycamore.

He is survived by his wife, Elaine; three children, Deborah Lopez, Mike (Cindy) Merchant, and Adam Merchant, all of Sycamore; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant child; his daughter, Sandy; two sisters; and four brothers.

The memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2018, at Anderson Funeral Home in DeKalb with Pastor Mark Chambers of Northwest Baptist Church of Elgin officiating. Burial of cremated remains will be at a later date at Genoa Township Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. until the time of services, Saturday, March 10, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the John C. Merchant Memorial Fund, addressed to the Merchant Family in care of Anderson Funeral Home, Ltd., P.O. Box 605, 2011 South Fourth Street, DeKalb, IL 60115.

For information, visit www.AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com or call 815-756-1022.
Published in Daily-Chronicle on Mar. 9, 2018
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