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William Merrow Sr.

   William E. Merrow, Sr., "Wild Bill," of Gladwin, formerly of Howell and Burton, age 63, died Friday, July 14, 2006 at Mid Michigan Medical Center in Midland.

   William was born in Howell, Michigan on July 6, 1943, the son of William F. Merrow and Genevieve A. (Dufek) Major.

   Bill was an avid fisherman and loved bird watching. He grew up in a house on Dean Road in Howell. He served his country in the U.S. Navy. Bill was employed by 7-Up and Hetchler Excavating for several years.

   Surviving are children, June Merrow and fiance' Steve Duncan of Howell, Dawn Merrow (Swartz) of Davison; William E. Jr. (Tina) Merrow of Bancroft, Bethany (Steve) Tilley of Burton, Megan Merrow and Eric Merrow, both of Beaverton; 15 grandchildren; two Great-grandchildren; mother, Genevieve Ann Major of Linden; brothers, Cortland (Buzz) Major of Lansing and Robert Merrow of the Midwest; sisters, Rose (Jack) Hetchler of Linden, Genevieve (Bunny) (Herbie) Brauns of Redford and Marsha Wagner of Columbiaville; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ramona; two daughters, Margie (Guido) Merrow, Barbara Merrow; son, Eric Major; father, Cortland Major and Dad, William Franklin Merrow.B
   A funeral service was held Sunday, July 16, 2006 at the Swartz Funeral Home. Pastor Allen Sudman officiated. Per his wishes cremation took take place following the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family.

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