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DAVE POWERS, 71, Merrill, died at home on Friday, April 11, 2014 of lung cancer, with his family by his side, under the care of Hospice.
He was born in Milwaukee, January 20,1943 to the late Edwin and Coral (Finn) Powers, raised in Evansville, living in Janesville and Albany before moving to Merrill.
A graduate of Evansville High School, he was united in marriage to Mary Jo Polich in 1961. He studied at the University Wisconsin, Whitewater and Platteville and worked at General Motors, retiring after 36 years.
He was preceded in death his mother, father and wife.
Survivors include: Mark and Shelby (Bump) Powers, grandson Sam and Molly (Block) Powers; granddaughter Allison Powers and great granddaughter Naudia Gregory all of Merrill; Mike and Renee (Feyrer) Powers, grandsons Jon and Jared Powers all of Attica; and his very special friend, Marilyn Prochnow, Merrill, formerly of Portage.
The family wishes to express appreciation to his many friends, the physicians and staff of Marshfield Clinic, Ministry Home Care-Hospice, Waid Funeral Home of Merrill and Ward-Hurtley Funeral Home of Evansville.
A private burial and graveside services at Maple Hill Cemetery, Evansville are planned.
In lieu of flowers or memorials, the family requests donations be made to the Oncology Angel Fund, Marshfield Clinic, 1000 North Avenue -1R1, Marshfield, WI 54449-5777 or Ministry Home Care, Hospice, 317 1st St, Wausau, WI 54403.
Condolences may be expressed at Wardhurtley.com
Waid Funeral Home
301 Eagle Drive Merrill, WI 54452
Published in the Wausau Daily Herald on Apr. 13, 2014