Michael N. Merket, age 34, died on Thursday, February 14, 2013, in Chandler, Arizona. Born in Davenport, Iowa, he was 2 1/2 years old when his family moved to Yuma, Arizona. Though he grew up in Yuma, he felt a strong connection to Hawaii which he visited with family throughout his life.
He is survived by his wife, Jessica (Davis) Merket; children, Alyssa Davis, Jacob Davis, Kiana Mellon, Abigail Merket and Michael N. Merket II; as well as by his mother, Wilma Merket; siblings, Kimberly (Tom) Garden, Gabrielle (Paul) Mitchell, and Thomas L. (Lynn) Merket. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas E. Merket and infant siblings Kenneth and Mary Merket.
He was well-loved by his family here in Arizona, as well as by his many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews in California, Hawaii, Ohio, Iowa, Illinois and Virginia. His many friends will remember him as a true friend.
Always ready for fun, he loved to have a good time, and, like his dad, he wanted the people around him to laugh and be happy too. We will all miss that.
Michael did not wish to have a funeral, so a Celebration of Life service will be held at Chandler Christian Church, 1825 S. Alma School, Chandler, Arizona on Saturday, March 2, 2013, at 1:30 PM.