William Raymond Merkle, Sr., 76, of Allentown, PA, passed away Friday, January 7, 2022, at St. Luke's Hospital-Allentown Campus. Born in 1945, he was the son of the late Frank and Julia (Lipics) Merkle. He was the husband of Barbara (Bernd) Merkle, with whom he shared 41 years of marriage.
Bill honorably served his country in the United States Army. After his duty, he worked for many years as a steelworker. In his spare time, Bill loved caring for his lawn and working on his lawnmowers. He also enjoyed reading and watching westerns.
In addition to his wife Barbara, Bill is survived by children, Lori Whiteman (David), William Merkle, Jr. (Tara), and Amy Washington (Isaac), grandchildren, Kyle and Kody Whiteman, and Ty and Brody Merkle, stepsister Anna Zamolyi. He was predeceased by brothers, Francis and Richard Merkle and Stepmother Anica Merkle.
Funeral Services will be held Thursday, January 13, 2022, at Naugle Funeral & Cremation Service, 135 W. Pumping Station Rd., Quakertown, PA 18951, at 12:00 PM. A viewing will be held from 11-12, prior to the service. Burial will follow at Springfield Brethren Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Last Chance Ranch, 9 Beck Rd, Quakertown, PA 18951.
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