Elmer J. Merklinger

Born on Aug. 4, 1930

VICTORIA - Elmer J. Merklinger, 83, of Victoria, passed away on Saturday, September 7, 2013. He was born August 4, 1930 in Ellis, Kansas to the late George and Genevieve Meis Merklinger. He worked for various businesses throughout his life as an automotive mechanic. He was also a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.
He is survived by his daughter, Pamela (James) Gilbert; sons, Ronald (Liz) Merklinger, Richard (Jean) Merklinger, and Larry (Sheri) Merklinger; sister, Rita Younker; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild.
He is preceded in death by his parents; and one brother.
A visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a Rosary recited at 10:30 a.m. and followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at Heritage Funeral Home, officiated by Deacon Jim Koenig. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.
Services are entrusted to Heritage Funeral Home, 361-578-3611.



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