Chester E. Merda

Chester E. Merda
Chester Merda of Plainwell passed away peacefully Friday afternoon, July 27, 2007l. He was born in Chicago, IL on May 19, 1935 to Theodore and Veronica Merdowski. He graduated from KellyHigh School in Chicago in 1954. His career began at Crane Co., Kraml Dairy, and Country Delight, but he then worked for Roadway Trucking until his retirement after 25 years. While working, he resided in the Chicago area, then in New Lenox, IL until his retirement. He chose to move to Michigan to be closer to his children and grandchildren, where he settled near LakeDoster. Chester was a devoted father to his three children and was a passionate family man. Throughout the years, he enjoyed engaging in his children’s lives as well as spending time with family and friends, traveling and cooking. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Tina Senk. He is survived by his children, Chester J. Merda of Plainwell and grandchildren, Jared and Allison; Michael J. Merda DDS (Lisa) Merda of Delton and grandchildren, Nicole, Jacob, Kirk and Connor; Sherrie (Norman) Jenney of Richland; his sister, Marie (Edward) Senk of Oak Forest, IL; his brother, Eugene (Dorothy) Merda of Lockport, IL and his special nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends Monday, July 30, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the Winkel Funeral Home Otsego, MI with a Celebration of Life service at 7:30 PM Jason Zimmer officiating. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church, Otsego on Tuesday, July 31, 2007, at 11:00 AM, Rev. Father Donald P. Klingler Celebrant. A luncheon will follow at the church. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to A Child’s Right or to the American Diabetes Association. A memorial service will be conducted on Friday, August 3, 2007 at 10:30 AM at St. MauriceChurch, 3615 S. Hoyne Ave., Chicago, IL, Fr. Michael J. Boehm officiating.
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