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March 7, 1934 – Thursday, June 2, 2016

Service Information
The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo
Monday, June 20, 2016
12:30 PM

Visitation Information
The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo
Monday, June 20, 2016
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Gene A. Merrill, age 82 of Buffalo, passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2016. He was born March 7, 1934 in Little Falls, Minnesota, the son of Murvale A. and Frances A. (Vouk) Merrill.

Gene is a 1952 graduate from Little Falls High School and attended Dunwoody College. He worked as a process engineer for Stremel Brothers in Minneapolis for 25 years and PAR Systems in Arden Hills for 21 years; retiring in 2000.

Gene Merrill and Margaret Miller were united in marriage and the two were blessed with six children. Gene Merrill and Merdie Jarvi were united in marriage, and the two were blessed with a daughter.

Gene was a member of the Knights of Columbus and enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, playing cribbage, bowling, and cooking.

Preceded in death by his parents, Murvale and Frances Merrill; and siblings, Alverna Thole, Jerome Merrill and LeRoy Merrill.

Survived by his children, Linda (Ken) Gustafson, Sandra (Mark) Wilkins, John (Terri) Merrill, Kathleen Lepowsky, Gene “Geno” (Denise) Merrill Jr., Robert (Joleen) Merrill, Dawn (Veysel) Kilic; 18 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Elaine Mauer and Marlyn Merrill; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

A time of gathering will be held on Monday, June 20, 2016 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM with a memorial service at 12:30 PM at The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo. Private interment at a later date by immediate family.

Serving the family is The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo. 763-682-1363.

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