Don Mericle

June 10, 1937 Dec. 3, 2010Z

Don Mericle, 73, of Oconomowoc, passed away Friday, Dec. 3, 2010.

Don was a tenderhearted, loving individual. He was proud of his enrollment in the U.S. Army and served his country. He took honor in being a Mason at the Masonic Lodge in Dousman. He was an electrician by trade, but many would recognize him by his love for history, antiques and preserving them. He cared for nature and all of its creatures. He was a devoted husband and father, and he was proud of his family. Don was a special man who will be deeply missed by all who loved him.

Don is survived by his wife, Christina (nee Swanson); children, Nathaniel Mericle, Jeremy (significant other Janelle Crawford) Mericle and Sarah Mericle; aunt, Dorothy Blesch; cousin, Stanley Blesch; along with many other relatives and friends.

Don was preceded in death by his father, Lon Mericle; mother, Frieda (nee Schuster) Mericle; and brother, Douglas Mericle.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the 1 p.m. funeral service Wednesday, Dec. 8, at Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 36821 Sunset Drive, Dousman. Burial will follow the service at Summit Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to The Salvation Army, 445 Madison St., Waukesha, WI 53188; or Wildlife in Need, W340-S2383 Highway C, Oconomowoc, WI 53066.

Pagenkopf Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 567-4457 or visit www.pagenkopf.com.