James Merillat
James Merillat

Obituary of James Merillat

James Duane Merillat, age 82, of Hudson, passed away on October 25, 2020, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Maumee. He was born on June 13, 1938, in Hudson, the son of John Peter and Clara (Grime) Merillat. Jim graduated from Gorham Fayette High School with the Class of 1956 and proudly served his country in the U.S. Army Security Agency Active and Reserve from 1956-1967. Jim married Margaret A. Adkins on December 26, 1959, in Adrian and she survives. He was a member of the JC’s from 1960-1974, Lions from 1974-1992, a JCI Senator- Lifetime Member, Boy Scout Troop Committee for 25 years, and Panda Bear Kampers for over 40 years. There was nothing that Jim could not do or fix – from woodworking, antique tractor restoration, to repairing antique furniture. Travel was his passion, and a camper was his means to his playgrounds. He spent over 20 years of making friends from Florida to many other states of the union and this made Jim feel like a millionaire. Most of all, Jim loved his family above all things earthly and God and St. Joseph in Heaven.

In addition to his wife, Margaret, Jim is survived by his children, Margaret Elizabeth (David Putman) of Easton, MD and John Peter (Stephanie) of Addison; grandson, James Bradford Merillat of Glen Burnie, MD; and great grandchildren, Nicholas and Sophia Merillat of Glen Burnie, MD. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Donald, Junior, Dale, Paul, and Doyce; sisters, Myrtle Barber, May Marry, Marie Marry, Velma Schaefer, and in infancy, Betty.

Visitation for Jim will be held on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 from 4-7 pm at Eagle-Marry Funeral Home, Hudson. The funeral liturgy will be held on Thursday at 11:00 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Hudson with Fr. David Reamsnyder officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette, OH with full military rites conducted by the Fulton County Honor Guard.

You may send condolences to the family at www.eaglemarryfuneralhome.com. Memorial contributions in Jim’s honor may be given to the Hudson Museum or American Legion Post 180.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Eagle-Marry Funeral Home, Hudson.


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Wednesday
28
October

Visitation

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Eagle-Marry Funeral Home - Hudson
415 West Main St
Hudson, Michigan, United States
517-265-3312
Thursday
29
October

Funeral Liturgy

11:00 am
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
207 S. Market St
Hudson, Michigan, United States
Thursday
29
October

Burial

12:30 pm
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Pleasant View Union Cemetery
S Walnut St
Fayette, Ohio, United States
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