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Chillicothe Times-Bulletin - Chillicothe, IL
  • Obituary: Laura Merdian, 94, Haslett, Mich.

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  • Laura Mae Merdian, 94, of Haslett, Mich., formerly of Chillicothe, died Feb. 18, 2013, in Haslett.
    Born June 19, 1918, in Chillicothe to Harry and Bertha (Sammis) Dalrymple, she married Kenneth Merdian of Henry on Oct. 4, 1937. He died Aug. 9, 1984.
    She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Harry Dalrymple Jr., Thomas Dalrymple and Frank Dalrymple.
    Surviving are six children, Betty Milthaler of Sarasota, Fla., and Vicksburg, Mich.; Carol Minier of Elkhart, Ind.; Kathy Shaffer of Lansing, Mich.; Janice (Dennis) Hudson of Lansing, Mich.; Craig (Lena) Merdian of Hong Kong; and Sharon (John) Andersen of Center Line, Mich.; 12 grandchildren; numerous great- and great-great grandchildren; and her sister, Harriett Rediger of Lacon.
    A funeral Mass was Feb. 25 at the Church of the Resurrection in Lansing, Mich. The family received friends Feb. 24 at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes.
    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of her may be made to WKAR Public Radio, 283 Communication Arts Bldg., E. Lansing, MI 48824, or to Resurrection School.
    Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.grlansing.com.

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