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“Karen and Barbara and families, I just learned about Merle's passing today. Please know that I am giving each of you a "heart hug". Bless each of you...Read More »
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“I knew Merle for so very long. I worked for him, and enjoyed his company as my fathers great friend (BD Solomon). Merle was a really great man, and...Read More »
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“Merle was a friend of my dads, (Bennett Solomon, B.D.) who passed away four years ago. Dad spoke highly of Merle and what a good friend he was. I was...Read More »
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Merle W. McNinch, age 71, of Rock Falls, died Sunday, January 20, 2013 at his home.
Merle was born January 1, 1942 in Rock Falls the son of Elmer and Lucille (Shipman) McNinch. He was employed as the District Manager of 7-Eleven.
Survivors include one daughter, Kari (David) McNinch of Loveland, Colo.; one son, Mark (Angie) McNinch of N.C.; two sisters, Barb (Jim) Whitlock of Cherry Valley and Karen (Warren) Maseman of Rockford; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial services will be Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 3:00 PM at Rock River Christian Center in Rock Falls with Pastor Brian Vickers officiating.
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