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Norman Merillat

Norman Merillat, age 87, of Waldron, Mich., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers in Bryan.

He was born Aug. 6, 1923, in Fayette, to Samuel and Libbie (Ruger) Merillat. He married Rosetta (Hills) on Sept. 15, 1944, in Prattville, Mich., and she survives.

Norman was a lifelong farmer and Waldron-area resident. He retired from Fayette Tubular and was previously employed with Cargotainer, Hill Industries and Hurdlock all of Adrian, Mich.

He was a member of Prattville Community Church.

He enjoyed farming, woodworking, spending time with his family and grand children.

Surviving Norman besides his wife, Rosetta of Waldron are three daughters, Peggy Merillat of Waldron, Shirley (Robert) Black of Pensacola, Fla., and Barbara (John) Bennett of Pioneer; one son, Calvin ( Ellen ) Merillat of Lapeer, Mich.; sister-in-law, Lenore Merillat of Hudson; eight grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Mildred Sentle, Alma Mackey, Helen Anderson and Lydia Day; four brothers, Dorman, Franklin, Jacob and Marion Merillat.

Funeral services for Norman Merillat were Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Pioneer Church of Nazarene with Rev. William VanValkenburg officiating. Interment followed in Waldron Cemetery.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may make memorial contributions to the family or charity of donor’s choice. Family and friends can view this obituary, send condolences and memories at www.eaglefuneralhomes.

Eagle Funeral Home in Hudson, Mich., was entrusted with the arrangements.

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