Merwin,Donald P. 85, of Manteno, died Saturday, November 10, 2012 at his home. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Wednesday until the noon funeral service at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, 291 N. Main St. Manteno, lL. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Kankakee Valley. He served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps from 1946 to 1948, returning to Kankakee to work as a reporter for The Daily Journal. He also wrote for Joliet Herald-News from 1950 to 1961. Mr. Merwin was preceded in death by his wife, the former Madelyn Bourell. Surviving are two daughters and one son-in-law, Donna (Patrick) Hayes and Paula Jett; one daughter-in-law, Linda Johnson; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Patricia and Norman "Bud" Hartman. Please sign his guestbook at clancygernon.com
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