Robert A. Merrill
Robert A. Merrill. Age 87, of Nekoosa died Saturday October 27, 2018 at the House of the Dove in Marshfield.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday November 1, 2018 at Feldner/Ritchay Funeral Home in Nekoosa. Rev. Josh Pegram will officiate. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday from 9:30 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM.
Robert was born January 11, 1931 in Princeton, WI to Lynn and Marie (Brewster) Merrill. He married Thora “Lea” Bedker on September 22, 1954 in Green Lake, WI. She died February 19, 2014.
Robert proudly served in the US Marine Corps from 1950 to 1953. He was employed by Ptaschinski Road Construction Company of Beaver Dam for 20 years and as an AODA Counseler for the Wood County Department of Unified Services for 20 years, retiring in 1996. Robert was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He also enjoyed watching sports.
He is survived by six children Tony (Theresa) Merrill of Cable, Mary (Bob) Buschke of Beaver Dam, Robert Merrill Jr. of Wisconsin Rapids, Kevin Merrill of Wisconsin Rapids, Vicki (Mark) Schiradelly of Baraboo and Robin Krause of Black River Falls; 17 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren and two sisters Sue Hyde and Joy Sigl.
Robert was preceded in death by his wife, parents, grandson Lyle Krause Jr, five brothers and one sister.