Tracy Lynn Merkel

Tracy Lynn Merkel, nee Kesselring, 39, of West Bend, was unexpectedly granted her eternal rest on Monday, March 12, 2007.

Tracy was born on Oct. 18, 1967, in West Bend, to Daniel and Monica (nee Russell) Kesselring.

She attended German-town High School and was in the class of 1987. Following high school, Tracy became a graphic designer.

Tracy was united in marriage to Brian Mer-kel on June 22, 1990 in Washington County.

Survivors include her loving husband, Brian; her two cherished daughters, Mikaela and Brianna, both of West Bend; her mother, Monica (Gary) Malcolm of Campbellsport; her brother, Anthony (Trish) Dybdal of Richfield; and her sister, Katina Dybdal of Jackson.

She is further survived by Mark, Linda and Becky Merkel; and Jenny, TJ and Amanda Kesselring.

Preceding her in death were Jack and Laverne Russell, "Grandpa David," Dennis Kesselring, "Uncle Wayne," "Cleo" and Roland and Lana Merkel.

A funeral service in honor of Tracy will be held on Sunday, March 18, at 4 p.m. at Good Shepherd Ev. Lutheran Church in West Bend, with Rev. Robert Hien officiating.

Visitation with family and friends will be held on Sunday at the church from 1until 3:45 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family would be greatly appreciated.

Myrhum-Patten Funeral and Cremation Service of West Bend is assisting the family.

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