MONTELLO-Richard Merwin, age 75, of Montello, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, at Agrace HospiceCare. He was born on April 2, 1937. Richard married Karel Gibson on March 29, 1960. He was a member of Operating Engineers Local No. 139. Richard loved fishing and hunting. He also was an avid NASCAR and Packers fan.
Richard is survived by his four daughters, Linda Merwin, Lori Merwin, Lisa (Alan) Byington, and Leslie (Doug) Orlofske; grandchildren, Kristin Hartwig, Marissa Hartwig, Dalton Larson, Anna Dunn, Brad Dunn, MyKayla Byington, Ryan Orlofske, Jesse Orlofske and Seth Byington; sister, Jaunita (Jerry) Knorr; sister-in-law, Judy Merwin; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Karel; his parents, Roy Merwin and Beulah Bohadlo; brother, Bob Merwin; sister, Joyce Merwin; and stepfather, Bill Bohadlo.
Burial will be held at Pardeeville Cemetery in Pardeeville at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012. A private family gathering will immediately follow. A special thank you to Agrace HospiceCare for their care and compassion.
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