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Obituary: Larry Merrick

Larry Merrick

Larry L. Merrick, 81, passed away May 15, 2024, at Bethany Retirement Living in Fargo, N.D., surrounded by family.

Larry's visitation was Monday, May 20, 2024, from 1:00-2:00 p.m., followed by a funeral service at 2:00 p.m., all at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, McHenry, N.D., with Pastor Russ Christianson officiating. Hymns were "Beautiful Savior," "My Hope is Built on Nothing Less" and "Amazing Grace." Burial was at the Bethlehem Cemetery, McHenry.

Pallbearers were all of Larry's family and friends.

Larry Merrick was born June 9, 1942, in New Rockford, N.D. He was the second of three children born to Mae (Dreher) and Lowell Merrick.

Larry grew up on the family farm with his parents and two sisters. He enjoyed helping his Dad on the farm from a young age, work that he continued throughout his life. He spent as many days as possible hunting, fishing, and playing cards with friends and family. He always had a colorful story to tell.

In 1975, he married Bev (House) of Grace City, N.D. Together they had two children, Misty and Ryan.

Later in life, Larry married Sharon (Welcome) and they lived in McHenry until moving to West Fargo in 2020 when he retired. He worked on area farms for many years for Dean Somerville and Danny Harding.

Larry worked and retired from Sheyenne Tooling in Cooperstown after 31 years.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon of twenty-eight years; two children, Misty Merrick of Tempe, Ariz., and Ryan (Lisa) Merrick of West Fargo, N.D.; a sister, Janelle Wolf of Bismarck, N.D.; and four grandchildren, Kaysan, Jack, Abby and Brady.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mae and Lowell and his sister, Merna.

Special thanks to the staff at Bethany Retirement Living in Fargo for taking good care of Larry in his final year!

Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Carrington and New Rockford, N.D.