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Almon "Al" W. Merrick Jr., 93, of 1539 S. Milner died at 4:57 a.m. January 20, 2018 at the Ottumwa Regional Health Center.
He was born November 29, 1924 in Lacey, Iowa to Almon W. and Ethel Blake Merrick Sr. He married Juanita Carr December 19, 1959.
A graduate of Fremont High School in 1942, he farmed northwest of Fremont most of his life and also had been a truck driver. He was a member of the Fremont Baptist Church.
Surviving is his wife Juanita; two nieces, Sandra (Bruce) Drugg of Gresham, OR and Debra (Steve) Braden of Salem, OR; a nephew, John (Susan) Merrick of Atlanta, GA.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Ronald Merrick and a sister, Waneta Merrick.
His body has been cremated. No services are planned.
A memorial has been established to the family.
Reece Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Published on January 22, 2018
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