Merle E. Huntington

January 21, 1927 - May 21, 2015
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Merle E. Huntington, 88, of Belvidere, IL, passed away on Thursday morning, May 21, 2015 at Maple Crest Care Centre in Belvidere. Merle was born on January 21, 1927 in Belvidere, IL, son of Fred and Belle (Wixon) Huntington. He graduated from Belvidere High School. Merle married Bette Heuer on October 7, 1951 in Belvidere, IL. He was a farmer in Boone County for most of his life, and also was employed by Woodward Governor as a machine operator for 25 years. Merle was a past member of First Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing, going on family vacations and wintering in Florida. The most important thing in Merle’s life was his family. Merle was a member of Bonus Grange, Prairie Grange and a past member of the Boone County Fair Board.

Merle is loved and will be missed by his children, Marlene (Kent) Williams, Susan (Terry) Sanford, Mark (Shelley) Huntington; sister, Geraldine Gorham; grandchildren, Beth (Erik) Stephans, Michelle (Troy) Evans, Jessica (Michael) Romano, Derek (Kelly) Sanford, Mallory Huntington, Emily (Heath) Chambers, Chelsey Huntington; 11 great-grandchildren; close nephew, Glenn Smith. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, Bette; infant daughter, Meriel Ann Huntington; infant sister, Clara Belle Huntington; siblings, Wylladene Smith, Charles Huntington; great-granddaughter, Alexandra Williams.

Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL 61008 with Rev. Cory Whitford officiating. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m., Monday, May 25, 2015 at the funeral home with a Grange service at 7:30 p.m., and also a visitation from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service on Tuesday. Burial will take place in Belvidere Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the family. To light a candle or share a memory, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.

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Visitation Information

Date: Monday, May 25, 2015

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m., Monday, May 25, 2015 at the funeral home with a grange service at 7:30 p.m.


Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Visitation from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service on Tuesday


Service Information

Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Time: 11:00 am -

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL 61008 with Rev. Cory Whitford officiating


 

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Born: January 21, 1927
Died: May 21, 2015

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Darlene Schoepski posted on 5/22/15

Will miss Merle. He was a very nice Woodward member and I figured his time cards for many years. Blessings to Merle's family .

 

Ang Daniels posted on 5/23/15

Mark & Family, So sorry to hear about your dad. My prayers and thoughts are with your family during this difficult time.

 

Becky and Don Bottcher posted on 5/25/15

Mark and family. So sorry to hear about your Dad. Thinking of you at this time.

 

Trudy & Jeff Flippo posted on 5/25/15

Marlene, Sue and Family, Jeff and i are so sorry to hear about your Dad. Just think about all the great memories you have. Trudy and Jeff

 

tim, jennifer and ryan davis posted on 5/25/15

Mark and family...our deepest sympathies for your loss. The davis'

 

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