THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Carl W. Merkel
Issue Date: May 13, 2020
Carl W. Merkel, 91, of Marinette, passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2020 at Aurora Medical Center, Bay Area.
Born Oct. 11, 1928, to the late John and Irma (Kundinger) Merkel in Oshkosh, on March 25, 1950, he married Lorraine Thiel in Oshkosh and she preceded him in death on March 27, 2006. He worked at Northern Propane and Gas (currently, Ferrel Gas) in Marinette, bartended at Three Oaks Bar and Lozies Bar and worked at the Butternut Bakery in Oshkosh.
A member of Peace United Church of Christ, the Moose Lodge, and the Elks Club, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing, bowling, woodworking, traveling, spending time at the cabin, the Packers, and attending the Hodag and Porterfield Country Fest.
He is survived by a son, John (Gloria) Merkel of Altus, Ok.; daughters, Linda (Bob) Zeitler of Sheboygan Falls, Louise (Bob) Thieben of Wausaukee, Judy "Cookie" (Al) Walters of Porterfield and Gail (Dale) Hornick and Patty (Ken) Konyn, both of Marinette; a son-in-law, John Quick of Menominee; 24 grandchildren and many great and great-great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and wife, Lorraine, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Carol; daughter, Joanne "Pumpkin" Quick and a sister, Alice Schlichting.
A Private family service will be held with Pastor Linda Forray officiating. The Service will be live streamed on our Facebook page at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 15. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Thielen Funeral Home of Marinette is assisting the family. A Memorial Fund has been established and can be sent to the funeral home for the family.