Merillat, Doyce

Written by David Green.

Doyce D. Merillat, 77, of Hudson, Mich., died Sept. 26, 2011, at his home.

He was born Jan. 26, 1934, in Medina Township, Mich., the son of John and Clara (Grime) Merillat. He married Roberta Mettert on Feb. 9, 1963, in Hudson, and she survives.

Doyce was a lifelong Hudson area resident and farmer. He was a member of FFA and Farm Bureau, and served in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed hunting, fishing at Fletcher's Pond, family get-togethers, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Besides his wife, Doyce is survived by a daughter, Judith (and Scott) Fitton of Pittsford, Mich.; three sons, Rick (and Sue) Wallace of Pittsford, Jack Wallace of Cement City, Mich. and Randy (and Tongi) Merillat of Bon Aqua, Tenn.; one sister, Velma Shaffer of Morenci, Mich.; two brothers, Dale (and Dorothy) Merillat and James (and Peggy) Merillat, both of Hudson; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Elizabeth Merillat, Myrtle Barber, May Marry and Marie Marry; and three brothers, Junior, Paul and Donald Merillat. 

     Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at Eagle Funeral Home in Hudson with Rev. Donald Merillat officiating. Interment will follow in Lime Creek Cemetery.  Visitation is planned from 5 to 8 today (Wednesday) and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Hillsdale County.

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