MERLE W. ADLEMAN, 77 STOCKTON - Merle W. Adleman, 77, of Stockton, IL, died Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at home. He was born July 19, 1935, the son of Merle and Violet (Jones) Adleman. Merle and Audrey Mau were married on December 1, 1956, in Warren, IL. He had been supervisor for the Jo Daviess County Illinois Department of Transportation for 30 years. He had also worked for Atwood Automotive, was involved in carpentry work, and built many houses in the area. Merle was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Stockton. He enjoyed carpentry, and farming with his son-in-law. He worshiped his children, grandchildren, and great- grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Audrey; two daughters, Tamra (Randy) Kryder of Lena, IL, and Cindy (Mark) Spittler of Freeport, IL; three grandchildren, Adam (Karen) Kryder, Kelsey (Curtis) Goeke, and Karen (Nathan) Hensal; two great grandchildren, Andrew and Jacob Hensal; sister, Dolores (Bill) Mammoser of Stockton; and brother, Roger Adleman of Stockton. He is preceded in death by his parents and infant sister, Barbara. There will be a fellowship gathering followed by a memorial service on Saturday, May 11, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church in Stockton, Rev. Brenda Morris presiding. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with his family at hermannfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Journal-Standard on May 10, 2013