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Merrill C. Crull

January 14, 1930 ~ March 24, 2024 (age 94) 94 Years Old

Merrill Crull Obituary

Merrill Colfax Crull, 94, residing in Granger, IN passed away at 1:35 a.m., Sunday, March 24, 2024, in his home surrounded by the love and care of his family.  He was born in Osceola, IN, the only son of the late Ivan F. & Irma Mae (Pancake) Crull and has been a lifelong resident of this area.  On October 1, 1955, Merrill was united in marriage to the absolute love of his life, Janet H. Hunt.  Together they enjoyed 61 years of marriage until her passing on November 10, 2016.  He was preceded in death by three sisters, Helen Mock, Mary Francis McCrady, and Martha Shugrue.  Merrill is survived by his son, Andrew Crull (Laura Aiken) of Jamestown, IN; his daughter, Martha “Missy” Crull-Gordon of Granger, IN; grandchildren, Richard Gordon, Laura Welker (Byron), Madeleine Crull and Schuyler Crull; great -grandchildren, Elijah, Genesis, Wyatt, Adalida, and Blakely; and 4 nephews and 3 nieces.  Merrill retired in 2007 after 50 years as President and Owner of Henderson & Crull Lumber Co, Inc., Osceola, IN.  The family had been in the hardware and lumber business since the late 1880’s, serving the town of Osceola and surrounding communities, with the lumber and building materials for over 100 years.  Merrill also served as past President of the Penn High Building Trades Board, St. Joe Valley Homebuilders Association, and Fairview Cemetery.  He was still an active Board Member of the Fairview Cemetery until his passing, and instrumental in the opening of their Veterans Section.  Merrill was a former member of the South Bend Country Club, and Pier 33 Yacht Club.  He graduated from Culver Military Academy in 1948 and Purdue University, Electrical Engineer, in 1952.  He entered Officer Candidate School (Navy) upon graduation and earned his commission and was honorably discharged.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 2, 2024, at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 52553 Fir Rd., Granger, IN with Monsignor William Schooler celebrating.  The family will also receive friends the same day at St. Pius X Catholic Church from noon until 2 p.m. where a Rosary will be prayed 1:30 p.m.  Committal services and burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Mishawaka, IN. 

Services will be lived streamed using http://stpius.net

Memorial contributions in Merrill’s name may be made to the Fairview Cemetery to go towards the Veteran’s Section.  Family and friends may leave condolences at www.Palmerfuneralhomes.com.

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
April 2, 2024

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
St. Pius X Catholic Church
52553 Fir Road
Granger, IN 46530

Recitation of the Rosary
Tuesday
April 2, 2024

1:30 PM
St. Pius X Catholic Church
52553 Fir Road
Granger, IN 46530

Mass of Christian Burial
Tuesday
April 2, 2024

2:00 PM
St. Pius X Catholic Church
52553 Fir Road
Granger, IN 46530

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