Grand Haven Tribune: Merlin V. Terrill

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Merlin V. Terrill

• Jul 6, 2019 at 12:00 AM

Mr. Merlin V. Terrill, age 90, passed away peacefully Thursday, June 27, 2019, with his family by his side. He was born in Coldwater, Michigan, on July 30, 1928, to Roscoe and Pauline (Ladd) Terrill.

Merlin is survived by his wife, Norma Hoppe (Hiemstra) Terrill; daughter, Linda (Bill) LeFevre; sons, Jeffery A. (Kim) Terrill and Guy P. (Alishia) Terrill; five step-children: Karen (Jim) Gould, Shelly (Ken) Thomas, Larry (Amy) Hoppe, Carol (Scott) Wojton and Lisa (Kip) Southland; 16 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Adelaide (Stap) Terrill; his parents, Roscoe and Pauline Terrill; his brother, Paul Terrill; his son, Lee John Terrill; and his grandson, Brian Jeffery Terrill.

A Memorial Service will be held July 30, 2019, at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 508 Franklin Ave., Grand Haven, MI 49417. A lunch will be served immediately following the service at church.

Arrangements by The Lee Chapel of Sytsema Funeral & Cremation Services, 6291 S. Harvey St., Norton Shores, MI 49444. Memorial contributions in Merlin’s name may be directed to Harbor Hospice Foundation, 1050 W. Western Ave., No. 400, Muskegon, MI. Please feel free to sign the family’s online guestbook at

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