Mr. Merle D. McClintock, 87, of Morris, passed away Friday afternoon, Oct. 12, 2012, at the Morris Hospital with his loving family by his side.
Born Sept. 15, 1925, in Troy, Merle was the son of Dean and Mildred (Calis) McClintock. He attended Joliet High School.
Merle married Deloris Lee on Feb. 28, 1948, at Plattville Lutheran Church. For most of their married life, they lived in Morris.
For several years, he farmed, was employed at Sereno’s Blacksmith Shop, worked as a truck mechanic and was mechanic for the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department for 25 years.
He was a member of the Plattville Lutheran Church.
Survivors include his loving wife, Deloris, of Morris; three daughters, Cheryle (Dale) Wills, Beverly (Alan) Parker and Lori Ann (Jeff) Kaldheim all of Morris; two sons, Gordon (Terry) McClintock and Wayne (Carla) McClintock, both of Morris; nine grandchildren, Jacob Russell, Kristy (Andy) Kromm, Tiffany (Joey) Her, Brittany (John) Riley, Chad McClintock, Meaghan (Keith Jorstad) McClintock, Nathan (Brhttanie Pitkins) Kaldheim, Lindsey (fiance, Justin Kerr) Kaldheim and Addison Kaldheim; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Eugene and Robert McClintock; and one sister, Verna McClintock.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at Plattville Lutheran Church. Rev. Bret L. Reedy will officiate.
Interment will follow at Plattville Lutheran Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, at Fruland Funeral Home, 121 W. Jefferson St., in Morris.
Memorials may be directed to the American Kidney Fund.
Fruland Funeral Home, 121 W. Jefferson St., Morris, is in charge of arrangements. For more information, call the funeral home at (815) 942-0700 or sign the private online guestbook at www.frulandfuneralhome.com.