Robert T. Merriman
1945 - 2020
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Robert T. Merriman

Born: February 27, 1945; in DeKalb, IL

Died: August 3, 2020; Genoa, IL

Robert T. Merriman, 75, of Genoa, Illinois, died Monday, August 3, 2020, at his home.

He was born February 27, 1945 in DeKalb, Illinois, the son of Francis and Vera (Johnson) Merriman. Robert married Linda L. Harris on November 3, 1990, in DeKalb, Illinois.

Robert was a graduate of Genoa-Kingston High School Class of 1963. He was a Veteran of the US Navy and the owner and operator of Merriman Grain Company and later employed by Dicken Grain. Robert was a Realtor at Century 21 and currently employed by Mark Akers Appraisal as well as working as an independent appraiser. He was a member of the Genoa American Legion.

He is survived by his wife, Linda; his children, Linda Callicott, Debbie Reingardt, Steve (Patricia) Merriman and Kimberly (Michael) Fowler; five step-children, Dennis (Sonji) Harris, Shawna (Paul) Gustafson, Shane (Zach) Harris, Zeb (Niky) Harris and Eleanor Czarnik; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Evers; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Joseph Merriman; sister, Judith Kunkel; step-son, Dion Harris.

The Memorial Visitation will be held at 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 8, 2020 at Anderson Funeral Home in DeKalb, with Full Military Honors by DeKalb American Legion Post 66.

Burial of cremated remains will be at Fairview Park Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Robert T. Merriman Memorial Fund, addressed to the Merriman Family in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 South Fourth Street, DeKalb, IL 60115.

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Published in Daily-Chronicle on Aug. 5, 2020.
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August 13, 2020
Bob was Good friend Sorry for your loss
August 8, 2020
May this flame never go out. It's a symbol of Bob's soul...
Gregory Burnham
August 8, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Wish could have gotten to know Bob better.
Gregory Burnham
August 6, 2020
Linda and family, so sorry to hear about Bobs passing. Know that your many memories will comfort you. So glad I got to know both you and Bob. He was a special friend to Frank. Keeping you in my thoughts.
Linda And Dan Steiner
August 5, 2020
Sorry for your loss
Donna Hall
August 5, 2020
I'm so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Days spent at your home with you, during my childhood, will always be fond memories for me. I hope you find strength in the support of your family during this very difficult time. He will come to you in your dreams and his spirit will encourage you with signs of hope and support. Love to you all.
Susan Houseman
August 5, 2020
Linda and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. May your beautiful Memories Of Bob help to comfort you during this difficult time. Love you, cousin Joyce and Lisa.
Joyce Myers
August 5, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Bob in high school with his laughter and fun loving personality. My prayers and thoughts are with you and the family.
Linda Lanphier
August 4, 2020
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Hugs to all.
Diana and Jim Caldwell
Diana & Jim Caldwell
August 4, 2020
We are so sorry for the loss of Uncle Bob. Love to all of you
Pat and Heather Evers
August 4, 2020
Pat and Heather Evers
August 4, 2020
Thinking of you all. He was such a nice man. May the memories of him help you during these trying time. Love to you all. (Shane and Zach's friend)
Lisa Loring
August 4, 2020
I am so sorry for your families loss! Praying for you!
Charlene Peters
August 4, 2020
Zeb Harris and Family, we are so sorry for your loss- our deepest condolences to you all-
xoxo Jackie and Doug Binder
Jackie and Doug Binder
August 4, 2020
Thinking of all of you! Prayers for strength and peace
Crystl Lindgren
August 4, 2020
Sorry you and your families loss ,Big Hug and Prayers to you and the Family
Andy brewer
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