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Merl Richard Morrow

Merl Richard Morrow

January 3, 2018

Merl R. Morrow, 70, while surrounded by family, lost a battle but won the War on January 3, 2018.

Merl was born on January 26, 1947 to Roy and Sylvia (Herrick) in Jump River, WI. Upon graduation from Chippewa Falls High School, he joined the United States Marine Corps. After the service he worked for many years in cable and telephone construction. He then became an over the road truck driver and retired in 2011.

He married Julie (Sneen) Meyer in 1977. They became licensed foster parents for a time and cared for infants and toddlers who were in the adoption process. He was a true baby whisperer and loved taking long naps with little ones in his arms. He was also a history buff and had a wealth of knowledge about WW I and WW II. Since retirement his main source of enjoyment was spending time with grand kids, baking, and experimenting with new recipes. His many friends were happy recipients of his baked goodsMerl is survived by his wife, Julie; son Werner (May) Skyba of Seoul, South Korea, daughter Samantha (Jeff) Thomas of Deforest, WI, son, Chad Lissick of St. Croix Falls, WI, daughter, Emily (Brent) Dachel of Bloomer, WI, his sister, Michele Morrow and sister-in-law, Nancy Morrow. He is also survived by granddaughters Nori, Julianne, Bethany, Kaitlynn, Alyssa, Sarah, and Grace, and grandsons Reeden, Reece and Jonathon.  He also has two great grandchildren, Tiffany and Tucker, as well as nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Larry Morrow.

The family wishes to acknowledge the excellent care provided by Dr. Mohamed Muslim and the hospital staff at Sacred Heart Hospital. We'll always remember your kindness.

A memorial service will take place at Jacob's Well in Lake Hallie, WI, on January 20, 2018.  Visitation will be 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.  Services will be at 11:30 a.m. with a lunch to follow, also at the church. Internment will take place at a later date. 


9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at Jacob's Well in Lake Hallie, WI.


11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, at Jacob's Well in Lake Hallie, WI.

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  • Kim Senn Julie and family,
    Our hearts go out to you at the loss of Meryl. He was an incredible man with such a sweet and gentle nature. Always an authentic smile and kind heart. He will be missed. Julie- we are here for you in anyway you need!

    January 19 at 6:54pm

  • Marnie Hersrud I’m so sorry to hear about Merl’s passing and sending my love to Julie, Emily and family. Merl indeed was an amazing foster Dad and I’m so appreciative of the love and care he and Julie provided to all those babies in their care. I’m sorry that I’m out of town and won’t be back before his service.
    Marnie Hersrud

    January 16 at 7:15am

  • teresa schultz Prayer for the family, I enjoyed working with Merl at Scared Heart Hospital. He was a great guy. Prayers to the family

    January 8 at 10:59am

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