Richard “Dick” Harlan Merrell, age 83, of Ogdensburg, died Friday, February 20th, 2015 at Iola Living Assistance.
Dick was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on September 7, 1931, the son of the late Harlan and Emma Mae (Heimsch) Merrell. He married Shirley Buda on Jan 27, 1951 in Milwaukee. Dick served on the City of Milwaukee Police Department for 30 years and retired as a Lieutenant. Dick and Shirley moved to the Ogdensburg area in 1986. He enjoyed woodworking, sharing time and memories with his family and friends and also spending time in the outdoors.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Merrell of Ogdensburg; son, David R (Kathleen) Merrell of Hartland, WI; and a sister, June Gromowski of Mayville. He is also survived by other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by a sister, JoAnn Merrell. Dick requested no funeral service be held.
The family would like to thank the staff at Iola Living Assistance for the excellent care provided to Dick, while he was a resident. Voie Funeral Home, Iola is assisting the family with arrangements.