Mary E. Merki, age 86, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Friday May 4, 2018.
Mary was born May 10, 1931, in Escanaba, the daughter of Michael and Ellen (Sila) Moskun. Mary attended St. Joseph High School. She was united in marriage to John Merki December 28, 1962. Together they raised their children in Escanaba.
Mary was a loving wife and mother who enjoyed spending time with her family.
She enjoyed knitting and crocheting and over the years had donated numerous lap robes and afghans to various local organizations. She took pride in her home and yard, particularly her flowers. Mary will be missed by many.
In addition to her loving husband of 55 years, Mary is survived by:
4 Sons: William (Carla) Rowley of Escanaba
Robert (Sue) Rowley of Escanaba
James Rowley of Escanaba
John (Andrea) Merki of Escanaba
1 Sister: Dorothy Adinovich of Grand Rapids
Grandchildren: Michael and Fred Rowley, Karen (Bill) Quinn, Michelle (Steve) Therian, James Jr. Rowley and Gerald Jr. Rowley, John Jr. and Stephen Merki.
Several Great Grandchildren
And numerous Nieces and Nephews
In addition to her Parents, she was preceded in death by:
Son: Gerald Rowley
Grandson: Robert Jr. Rowley
5 Brothers: Pete, Steve, John, Mark, and Roy
4 Sisters: Kathryn, Ann, Frances, and Jean
Family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 9, from 2:30 PM until 4:30 PM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Escanaba. Mass of Christian burial will follow visiting hours at 5:00 PM at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Escanaba with Rev. Fr. Rick Courier officiating with Deacon Mike Labeau assisting. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to your favorite charity.The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Merki family.