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Merlin Willmert

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[March 11, 2010]  ATLANTA -- Merlin B. Willmert, 82, of Atlanta, died Wednesday, March 10, 2010, at 12:10 a.m. at St. Clara's Manor in Lincoln.

His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home in Atlanta.

No visitation is scheduled.

Burial will be in Atlanta Cemetery.

Mr. Willmert farmed in Atlanta and Eminence townships his entire life. He also worked as a car salesman for Fink Chevrolet in Emden for 25 years.

He was born Sept. 4, 1927, in Logan County. His parents were George Adam and Caroline Gehlbach Willmert. He married Jean Harmon on Oct. 9, 1945, in Morganfield, Ky. She preceded him in death on Nov. 21, 2006, in Lincoln.

He is survived by three daughters, Carol (and Bill) Blankenship, Marilyn (and Greg) Tucker and Connie Dugan, all of Atlanta; six grandchildren, Doug Blankenship, Julie Kiraly, Linette Birky, Todd Dugan, Dianne Glazebrook and Adam Dugan; and 11 great-grandchildren, Logan Blankenship, Cameron Blankenship, Zachary Chartres, Megan Birky, Brienna Birky, Jade Dugan, Ethan Dugan, Lilly Dugan, Faith Glazebrook, Heath Glazebrook and Marissa Dugan.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Lawrence Willmert, and one great-granddaughter, Jayna Dugan.

Memorials may be made to the Atlanta Rescue Squad.

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