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Gordon Merchant

1926 - 2012

Gordon Charles Merchant age 85 of Ocqueoc Township
passed away August 28, 2012 at home

He was born December 15, 1926 on the family farm in Ocqueoc Township

Gordon served in the United States Army during World War IT. On May 19, 1951
he married Dolores Mendrick at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Mr. Merchant retired
from the Calcite plant in 1993, He enjoyed hunting and working on the family farm
which his great grandfather homesteaded.

Gordon is survived by:
his wife, Dolores;
2 sons, Gordon of Ocqueoc and Karl (Carleen) of Ithaca;
5 grandchildren, Lillian, Jonathan, Patrick, Stephen, and Jacob;
3 sisters, Virginia Rightenburg, Ruby Boyse, and Dorothy Brege.

He was preceded in death by his youngest sister, Inez Bittner.

Friends may visit at the Beck Funeral Home on Sunday from 3:00 until 8:00 p.m.
with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will resume at Immanuel Church on
Monday from 10:00 a.m. through time of funeral at 11:00 a.m. with
Pastor Eric Voigt officiating.

Burial will take place at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Immanuel Lutheran Church or
Hospice of the Sunrise Shore.

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