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Andrew E. Merges

Andrew E. Merges, age 52, of Winsted, died suddenly Monday, Dec. 18, 2006.

He was born July 13, 1954 in Buffalo, the son of Shirley F. “Frank” and Mary L. Martz Merges.

Andrew attended Elk River High School.

He enjoyed gardening, cutting wood, and the out-of-doors, especially nature.

Andrew is survived by sons, Ryan and Rusty of Zimmerman; parents, Shirley “Frank” and Mary Merges of Winsted; sisters and brothers, Susan Anderson (Dave) of Elk River, Alysann (Everett) Munter of Elk River, Debbie (Arden) Wray of Albertville, Sharon Merges (Roger) of Zimmerman, Paul Merges, Jeff Merges, both of Winsted, Alayne (Joseph) Gehlen of Prior Lake, Adam (Sherri) Merges of Ramsey, John (Susan) Merges of Eden Valley, and Anne (Richard) Wood of Mahtomedi; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by an infant brother, Duane; parental grandparents, Andrew and Lucille Merges; and maternal grandparents, Sylvester and Thelma Martz.

Funeral services were Thursday, Dec. 21 at 3 p.m. at the Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home with Father Robert J. Mraz officiating. Lorraine Wolff was the organist, and congregational hymns were “Just a Closer Walk with Thee,” “How Great Thou Art.” and “Amazing Grace.” Private interment took place.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family.

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