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James W. Merrick

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James W. Merrick Obituary
James W. Merrick 1938—2018
James W. Merrick, 80, of Rockford, passed away Friday, September 7, 2018, in his home. Born August 10, 1938, in Earlville, Iowa, the son of Russell and Mary Ella (Burrow) Merrick. Graduate of Earlville High School, Class of 1956. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. James married Lorena M. Hartsfield on July 28, 1984, in Rockford. He was owner of Camelot Stylists from 1966 to April 2016. James was a member of Kiwanis.,Survived by his wife, Lorena; son, James D. Merrick of Rockford; daughters, Laura Clark of Rockford and Ramona Ullman of Muscatine, IA; stepsons, Tayden ( Angel) Hartsfield, Ben (Kelly) Hartsfield, and Jeremy Hartsfield; granddaughters, Melissa (Brian) Arnold of Loves Park and Meagan (Chris) Weber of Fitchberg, WI; great-grandson, Samus Arnold; step-granddaughters, Karsyn, Khloe, Paige, and Katelyn Hartsfield, step-grandson, Carter Hartsfield; sisters, Donna Shutt of Irvine, CA and Barb McElligott of Surprise, AZ; and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents; brother, "Ruddy" Merrick; and sister, Arleen Fox.
Private family burial with military honors in Scandinavian Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Journey Care Hospice, Foundation, 483 N. Mulford Rd, Rockford, IL 61107. To share a memory or send an online condolence, visit olsonfh.com.
Published in Rockford Register Star from Sept. 8 to Sept. 10, 2018
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