Obituary for Carl R. "Cappy" Merkins

Born: Apr. 20th, 1916
Passed Away: Jan. 29th, 2012


Tuesday Jan. 31st, 2012
5:00pm to 8:00pm at Throop Funeral Home
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Wednesday Feb. 1st, 2012, 11:00am at St Luke Lutheran Church
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Mr. Carl R. “Cappy” Merkins, aged 95, of Nunica, was called home to his Lord Sunday January 29, 2012. Carl was a lifelong member of St Lukes Lutheran Church and resident of Nunica. He worked his family farm in Nunica and was also employed as a Tug Boat Captain by Construction Aggregates of Ferrysburg. He was preceded in death by his son David and son-in-law Jim Coleman. Carl is survived by his wife of 69yrs Verna; children Dixie Coleman, Kenneth and Terri Merkins and Kathleen and Tom Webb; ten grandchildren; and several great and great great grandchildren; his sister Edna Nelson and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Wednesday 11:00 am at St Lukes Lutheran Church in Nunica, Rev. William Lahrman officiating. Burial in Nunica Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet the family Tuesday from 5 to 8 pm at the Throop Funeral Home in Coopersville. Memorial donations may be made to St Lukes Lutheran Church, 11261 South Street, P.O. Box 97, Nunica, MI 49448. An online guestbook may be signed at Throop Funeral Home, Coopersville Ph 616-837-8161,


at Nunica Cemetery
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