Merritt E. "Uddy" Cagwin
Merritt E. "Uddy" Cagwin
A lifelong resident of Homer Township passed away peacefully at home on March 29, 2021.
Merritt is survived by his loving family. Three children, Don Cagwin, Bonnie (Robert) Ford, and Connie (Richard) Smyder. Grandchildren Cindy (Kerry) Cagwin-Johnston, Jeff Cagwin, Amanda Cagwin, Deanna (Robert) Hargraves, Curry (Gigi) Ford. Eight great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and several loving nieces and nephews. Merritt is preceded in death by his wife Marie, daughter-in-law Kathleen Cagwin, and parents Merritt and Hattie Cagwin.
Merritt was the proud owner and operator of Cagwin Truck Lines. He was also one of the founding fathers and twice President of the Midwest Truckers Association. Merritt was also an active leader of the Legislative Committee for the Association.
In retirement, Merritt became an active member of Will County Threshermen's Association. He and Marie, AKA Uddy and Chub, loved attending shows and parading their tractors. Uddy developed a collection of over 50 tractors and steam engines.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Merritt's name to the Will County Threshermen's Association, 1100 Tracy Dr., Morris, IL 60450.
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Published by The Herald-News from Apr. 1 to Apr. 2, 2021.
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Don, Bonnie & Connie Our sympathy to you and your families
Norm & Joy Sing
April 2, 2021
Connie, Bonnie, Donnie & Family. So sorry for your loss. In my younger days, he was a second father to me. A wonderful, wonderful man. Loved him Lots!
Elaine Ketelaar Kaminski
April 2, 2021
Don, Bonnie and Connie, I am so sorry for your loss. Uddy was a exceptional man. He will be missed.
John (Jack) Diaz
April 2, 2021