Merrill Bishop

Merrill Bishop, 90, of Decatur, formerly of Fairfield, IA, passed away at 3:48 P.M. Tuesday November 21, 2017 at Heritage Manor in Mt. Zion.

Merrill was born on July 12, 1927 in Fairfield, IA, to Sherman and Etta (Murphy) Bishop. He married Patricia Karns on September 18, 1947. She survives him in Decatur.

Also surviving are sons, John (Julie) Bishop of Mt. Pulaski, David (Leann) Bishop of Corpus Christi, TX, and Michael (Chay) Bishop of Decatur, sisters, Patricia Peebler of Red Bluff, CA, Connie Miller of Las Vegas, NV, and Mary Jane Johnson of Green Lake, WI, seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Merrill managed several fertilizer plants during his career. He was a United States Navy veteran serving in WWII. He was a lifetime member of the Mt. Pulaski American Legion Post #447 where he was a past commander and was also a member of the VFW Post #777.

Services will be on Wednesday November 29, 2017 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Mt. Pulaski with Rev. Jeffrey Laible officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services. Military honors will follow services. Arrangements are entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mt. Pulaski.


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