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MERKEL, Cletus Bernard

MERKEL, Cletus Bernard

December 2, 1916 – Dubois, Indiana, USA

October 7, 2013 – Airdrie, AB

Cletus B. Merkel passed away with his loving family by his side on Monday, October 7, 2013 at the age of 96 years.

Cletus was born on December 2, 1916 in Dubois, Indiana and worked as a farmer and a carpenter.

Cletus Merkel is survived by his daughter Terry; son Brooke; grandchildren Lorie (Peter), Kathy, Gordon, Teresa, Tracy, Coleen (Ron), Todd (Chelsea), Michelle (Darin), Kris, Kyle, Kari; as well as many great grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Cletus Merkel was predeceased by his loving wife Genevieve, and his daughter Merilyn.

A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Airdrie Funeral Home (300 Towerlane Drive, Airdrie) on Friday, October 25, 2013 at 2p.m.  The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the staff at the Bethany Care Centre in Airdrie, Alberta for their support in his final days.  Condolences may be forwarded through

       “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted”.

                Matthew 5:4

In living memory of Cletus Merkel, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Airdrie Funeral Home, 300 Towerlane Drive, Airdrie, AB Telephone: 403-948-1100.

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  1. Loretta Kuklisin :

    Thinking of you Terry and so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Loretta Kuklisin

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  2. Evelyn & Gene Penland :

    My extended family of Cletus Merkel. Our condolences to you. May the Peace and Grace of our Father bring His peace to you.

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