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Larry Merkel
November 6, 1940 - August 19, 2018

  WALKERTON - Larry Merkel,  age 77 passed away at home on Sunday morning Aug. 19 after a two year battle with cancer.
Larry was born on Nov. 6, 1940 to Elmer and Rose (Watson) Merkel in Rensselaer. They preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife, Helen (Geesaman) Merkel. They were married Feb. 13, 1960 at the Methodist church in North Liberty. He is also survived by two sons, Dale (Jean Scott) of Columbus, Ohio and Jerry (Judy Fife) of West Lafayette; grandchildren Dustin Merkel of Columbus, Emily Merkel of Raleigh, N.C., Anna Merkel of West Lafayette, Julian (Alisha Yanner) Fife of West Lafayette; great-grandchildren Nagisa and Mirajane Fife of West Lafayette also survive along with two sisters, Kathy Christopher (Dale) of Walkerton and Nancy Brennan of Spring, Texas.
Larry was an automotive machinist in South Bend for many years and a member of the South Bend Harley Owners Group since 1986.
Visitation will be on Thursday, Aug. 23 from 4-8 p.m. in the Nusbaum-Elkin Funeral Home, 408 Roosevelt Road, Walkerton.
Graveside services will be held on Friday, Aug. 24 at 11 a.m. in Woodlawn Cemetery, Walkerton.
Memorial donations in loving memory of Larry are preferred to the Center for Hospice and Palliative Care, 112 S. Center Street, Plymouth, Ind. 46563 or Calvary Lutheran Church 1314 N. Michigan Street, Plymouth, Ind. 46563.
Larry's family wishes to thank Dr. Jose Bufill and nurse Helena; the infusion center nurses at the St. Joe Cancer Centers in Mishawaka and Plymouth; and the nurses at outpatient surgery in Plymouth.
Published in The Pilot News on Aug. 22, 2018
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