Ronald James MerrittRonald James Merritt 71, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013
Ronald James Merritt
1942 – 2013
Ronald J. Merritt, age 71, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, at Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton, of colon cancer. He was born Jan. 6, 1942, in Duluth, MN to James and Donna (Anderson) Merritt. Ron served in the U.S. Navy for 23 years retiring as Chief Warrant Officer, and had three tours in Newfoundland, where all three children were born. He loved hunting and fishing in later years; and was an avid bird watcher and movie buff collector.
Ron is survived by his wife of 17 years, Christine; his former wife, Susan Galliart, the mother of his children, Rhonda Martinson, James Merritt and John (Toni) Merritt. He will be dearly missed by his grandchildren, Molly, Lauren, Justin, Allicia, Caleb and Jacob; and his special furry friend, K.C. the Cat.
Visitation: Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, from 1 p.m. until the 2 p.m. memorial service at Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet. Military Honors will be presented by the Cloquet Combined Honor Guard, followed with a time of fellowship in the funeral home. See the family online guest book at www.nelsonfuneralcare.net.
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