He is also
survived by his children: Stephen (Tracy) Brookhart, Rockford, Scott
(Janet) Brookhart, Broomfield, CO, Lisa (Daniel) Davis, Celina, and
Stefanie (Terry) Davis, Celina; a sister: Orpha (Roland) Hinton, Celina;
three sisters-in-law: Marcieta Brookhart, Celina, Margie Brookhart,
Celina, and Eileen Brookhart, Celina; ten grandchildren: Melissa Parish,
Convoy, OH, Mandy Brookhart, Celina, Dawn Schnell, Celina, Heather
Bragg, Venedocia, OH, Alexander Davis, Celina, Hannah Davis, Celina,
Samuel Davis, Celina, Jeremy Stiner, Rockford, Damien Stiner, Rockford,
and Tina Stiner, Rockford; 24 great grandchildren, and a great great
Preceded in death
by a son: Bruce Brookhart; five brothers: Gordon (Lee) Brookhart, Dane
(Betty) Brookhart, Leon Brookhart, Rex Brookhart, and Bryce Brookhart;
and a sister: Emily (Tom) Osterholt.
Merl was a 1947
graduate of Coldwater High School. He retired from Rock Island Refinery
after 47 years of service and went on to work part-time for many years
at Lake Contracting in Celina.
He was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church in Celina, and the NRA. He was a past member of the Mercer County Sportsman Club, Celina.
Merl was very
active in his church and was a Sunday school teacher for many years. He
was registered with Boy Scouts of America for 72 years, this was
something he was very proud of. Merl was very handy at work and at
home, he enjoyed reading, cooking, gardening, camping and most of all
spending time with his family and friends.
Visitation hours will be from 2 – 4 pm & 6 – 8 pm on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina.
will begin at 10:30 am on Thursday morning at Bethany United Methodist
Church with Rev. Matt Overman officiating. The family will receive
friends one hour prior to the service.
Burial will follow
at Buck Cemetery in Celina.
Memorial contributions can be made to State of the Heart Hospice, 230 W Main St, Coldwater, OH 45828.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Cisco Funeral Home, Celina.
Please leave a condolence to the family @ www.ciscofuneralhome.com
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