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JOSEPH FRANCIS MERRITT

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JOSEPH FRANCIS MERRITT

Joseph Francis Merritt, 80, Cambridge Minn., originally of Duluth, passed away Friday, March 14, 2014.

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Joe graduated from Father Flanagan's Boy Town, Nebraska, served with M Company, 38th Infantry, Army Division during the Korean War and found a second home at the St. Cloud V.A. in later years. He retired from the City of Duluth as a heavy equipment and propane mechanic, later enjoying time at Central High School where he loving mentored many young people and also taught pressure cooking classes through Community Ed. Most recently, he was a second set of hands to our Maintenance Staff person and members of our cooperative, East Terrace Cooperative. Joe also enjoyed his membership with the Lake Avenue Loafers group in Duluth.

Joe is survived by wife, Cheryl; five children; many grandchildren and great grandchildren, and one brother.

CELEBRATION OF LIFE: 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 29, in Trinity Lutheran Church, 1108 E. 8th St., Duluth.

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