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Eugene Merrell

Eugene E. Merrell, age 93, died on Monday, December 31, 2018 at his home in Chippewa Falls, WI.

Eugene was born on July 25, 1925 on a farm near Hudson, WI to Edgar and Mae (Russell) Merrell.

He attended Oak Ridge grade school in Troy Township south of Hudson. He graduated from Baldwin High School in 1944 and from the Minnesota School of Business in 1947. He also attended the BAI School of Banking in Madison, WI. He worked for Swift Co in So St. Paul until moving to Chippewa Falls in 1959. He was employed at CT Films and later at the 1st National Bank of Chippewa Falls and retired in 1988 after 23 years in banking.

He served on the City of Chippewa Board of Review, Chippewa Falls City bus committee, Chippewa Falls High School Foundation Board, Historical Society Board, Future Business Leaders of America advisory board, Central Lutheran Church Member as Mens Club president and Sunday school teacher. He was proud to be a charter member of the Chippewa Falls Optimist Club where he served as President, treasurer, and board member and had many years of perfect attendance.

He married the late Marjorie Larson in 1950 in St. Paul.

He is survived by their children, Sandra Merrell of Chippewa Falls, Sheryl (Mike) Wytychak of Seattle, WA, Donald Merrell Minneapolis, Rick (Lisa) Merrell of Chippewa Falls and Mark (Jan) Merrell of Mounds View, Minnesota; six grandchildren, Elizabeth, Catherine (Neal), Joshua, Jordan, Tyler and Nathaniel.

He was preceded in death by his wife Marjorie; his parents; brothers Russel, Hollis; and sister Madge. He will be missed by his family and many friends,

A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday January 8, 2019 at Central Lutheran Church 28 E. Columbia St. Chippewa Falls, WI. Friends my visit from 9 a.m. until the time of service on the day. Interment will be private at a later date.

Cremation Society of Wisconsin, Altoona is assisting the family. Online condolences may be shared at www. cremationsociety-wi.com.