MERKEL, Miller

MERKEL, Miller August “Shybuck,” 73, of Cadiz, died Saturday, March 8, 2014, at the Laurels of Steubenville, Ohio.

He was born September 26, 1940, in Martins Ferry, OH, a son of the late Miller Mills and Josephine Julia Russel Merkel.

He was a retired maintenance manager for Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority and a former coal miner having worked at Oak Park Mine. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Cadiz, the Dillonvale American Legion, UMWA and a former employee of Belots Brick Company

He was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by an infant daughter, Melissa Sue Merkel, and a brother, Bidge Merkel.

He is survived by his wife, Sally Wilson Merkel; a son, Charles Merkel, and his wife, Melissa, of Cadiz; a daughter, Suzanne Stull, and her husband, Brian, of Scio; three grandsons: Hunter Merkel, Brenton and Brandon Stull; brothers- in-law: Lewis (Bonnie) Wilson of Bridgeport and Joseph (Marcia) Wilson of Florida; sister-in-law, Vina Yoker, of Dillonvale; several nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.

Calling hours will be held Monday, March 10 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz where funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Richard Hasley officiating. Burial will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, OH. Military honors provided by Dillonvale American Legion.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Dillonvale American Legion Cook Post, 213 Liberty St., Dillonvale, OH 43917.