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[November 27, 2017]
- Merrill Bishop, 90, of Decatur, formerly of Mount Pulaski, passed
away at 3:48 p.m. Tuesday November 21, 2017 at Heritage Manor in Mt.
10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday November 29, 2017 at
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Mount Pulaski
11 a.m. Wednesday at the church
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader, Mount Pulaski
DECATUR - Merrill Bishop, 90, of
Decatur, formerly of Mount Pulaski, passed away at
3:48 p.m. Tuesday November 21, 2017 at Heritage
Manor in Mt. Zion.
Merrill was born on July 12, 1927 in Fairfield, to
Sherman and Etta (Murphy) Bishop. He married
Patricia Karns on September 18, 1947. She survives
him in Decatur.
Also surviving are three sons, John (Julie) Bishop
of Mount Pulaski, David (Leann) Bishop of Corpus
Christi, TX, and Michael (Chay) Bishop of Decatur, 3
sisters, Patricia Peebler of Red Bluff, CA, Connie
Miller of Las Vegas, NV, and Mary Jane Johnson of
Green Lake, WI, seven grandchildren and eight great
Merrill managed several fertilizer
plants during his career. He was a United States
Navy veteran serving in WWII. He was a lifetime
member of the Mount Pulaski American Legion Post
#447 where he was a past commander and was also a
member of the VFW Post #777.
Services will be on Wednesday
November 29, 2017 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic
Church in Mount Pulaski with Rev. Jeffrey Laible
officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to
services (10:00-11:00) at the church. Military
honors will follow services at the church.
Arrangements are entrusted to
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount
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