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Merle Shoemaker

April 2, 1936 ~ December 16, 2018 (age 82)

Merle Shoemaker, age 82, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, December 16, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents Horace and Alice Shoemaker. He is survived by his children, Robin(Gary) Scheib, Vicki(Greg) Graczyk, Valerie Beuschel, Rita(John) Arce, Merle(Barb) Shoemaker; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sisters, Ruth Ann(Rex) Judy and Viola(Dave) Eaton; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Merle retired from Keeler Brass after 40 years. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and bowler.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 PM, Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at Kubiak-Cook Funeral Home – Wayland Chapel, 312 N Main St. Wayland. Funeral service will be held at 11 AM at the funeral home on Thursday December 18, 2018 with visitation prior from 10:00-10:45. In honor of Merle and in lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guestbook online at

Donations may be made to:

MSAH - Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger
28401 Mound Rd. Box 5127, Warren MI 48090
Tel: 1-586-552-6517

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