Merillat, Dale

Written by David Green.

Dale Merillat, 92, of Medina Township, Mich., died Nov. 17, 2011, at home. 

He was born Feb. 6, 1919, in Medina Township, the son of John and Clara (Grime) Merillat.  On Dec. 22, 1945, in Morenci, he married Dorothy Watters and she survives.

Dale was a life-long farmer. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. Dale enjoyed hunting and gardening—especially the competition between his and her gardens and gardening skills.  He loved family get-togethers and fishing and will always be remember as a hard worker.

Besides his wife, Dale is survived by a daughter, Susie (and Jim) Bower of Hudson, Mich.; a son, Gene (and Kathy) Merillat of Hudson; four grandchildren, Abbie Bower, April (and Jeffrey) Werling, Ben Merillat and Brett Merillat; one great-granddaughter, Angelica Bower; a sister, Velma Schaffer of Morenci; and a brother, James (and Peggy) Merillat of Hudson.

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

Funeral services are planned at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, at the Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci, with Rev. Dennis Owens officiating.  Burial will follow at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. Visitation is scheduled from 2–6 p.m. Saturday.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Lenawee County.    

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