Thursday, November 26, 2020

Harley R. Merkle (November 21, 2020)

Harley R. Merkle age 84, of Versailles passed away at 7:40 PM on Saturday, November 21, 2020, at Hospice of Dayton. 

Harley was born January 13, 1936, in Hopewell, Ohio, to the late Stanley & Laura (Snelling) Merkle. In addition to his parents, Harley was also preceded in death by his wife, Jane (Graves) Merkle; son, Clyde David Merkle; grandson, Scott Magoto; and brothers, Darrell & Dwight Merkle.

Harley is survived by his children, Mickey & John Hage of Alaska, Mary Garcia of Alaska, Terri & Dan Michaels of Russia, Greg & Rose Merkle of Tennessee, Christina & Wes Harvey of Oregon, Beth & Kevin Fulton of Versailles and Nancy Merkle of Lima; 17 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; brother & sister-in-law, Lavern & Judy Merkle of Frazeysburg; Lois Moore of Hopewell and Delores Secrist of Frazeysburg; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Harley farmed and retired from Midmark in Versailles with 18 years of service.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Todd Reish officiating. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery in Versailles. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 12:00 to 2:00 PM at the funeral home. Condolences for the family may be expressed through