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Merle E. Ingold

Merle passed away Monday, November 1, 2021 at Ascension Borgess Hospital.

He was born December 26, 1950 in Kalamazoo, the son of Donald and Fern (Newton) Ingold. For 40 years Merle worked at Frost Standard which later became McDonald’s Towing and Rescue until his retirement in 2013. In his free time he enjoyed riding dirt bikes, camping, hunting and watching NASCAR and fireworks. Merle was happiest when surrounded by his family especially his grandchildren. On December 10, 1971 in Oshtemo Township he married Kim Carlson who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Shelly (Ryan) Rambadt of Otsego, Glenn (Carrie) Ingold of Kalamazoo and Anthony (Samantha) Ingold of Kalamazoo; 5 grandchildren, Dylan, Matthew, Mason, Ray and Levi; siblings, Alfred Ingold, Julie LeMahieu, Mary (Byron) Graham and Donna (Ricky) Robbins along with many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, granddaughter, Taryn Rambadt; brother, Russell Ingold; niece, Stephanie and nephew, Cody.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

Friends may visit with Merle’s family from 4-6PM, Saturday, November 6, 2021, at the Alamo Community Congregational Church


Contributions in memory of Merle may be made to the

American Diabetes Association

or the

American Heart Association


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Sarah Volker-Clemens

November 2, 2021 at 11:00 am

Dear Kim, Shelly, Carrie and Family,

You all are in my thoughts and prayers and I hope all of those loving memories will help to bring you all comfort and peace in the coming days. Sending you much Love and BIG Hugs!!


Sarah Volker-Clemens & Family


Julianne Huss

November 2, 2021 at 11:03 am

Our hearts ache for you and your family.


Lisa Stafford

November 2, 2021 at 11:53 am

Kim and family – We are so sorry for your loss – love you all, Bob and Lisa


Steve/Pam Magierka

November 2, 2021 at 12:25 pm

Our prayers for your family are sent out to all of you and may God bless you all.


Shea J Wetzler

November 2, 2021 at 2:04 pm

Dear Kim and family. I’m so sorry to learn of your loss. May God give His grace and comfort and peace as you walk through this passage of grief.

Most sincerely,

Aunt Shea


Dorene & Randy Farmer

November 2, 2021 at 3:22 pm

✝️ Sending our Thoughts and Prayers

Lighting a Candle . Sending Love and Prayers to Kim and all the family. ✝️

Oh God give them Strength and Peace as In Heavenly ☮️ Dorene & Randy


Sally Thaxton Betzner

November 2, 2021 at 3:35 pm

Kim and family. My thoughts are with you at this time. Love to you Kim my dear friend.


Scott & LuAnn

November 2, 2021 at 3:47 pm

So sorry to hear. We’ll keep you in our thoughts & prayers.


Carla S Counterman

November 2, 2021 at 4:15 pm

Kim Shelly Glenn and Anthony you are in my prayers during this time. My heart goes out to all of you.


Don Stanfill

November 2, 2021 at 5:04 pm

Kim and family, i’m So sorry to hear of your loss. I remember Merle in school, he sure was a good guy. Jan and I have you all in our hearts and prayers.


Tonia Forney

November 2, 2021 at 6:57 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers to the family. God Bless!


Tamra stafford

November 2, 2021 at 7:25 pm

We are thinking of you and your family. We are so sorry for your loss. Let us know if we can do anything. Love to you all Randy and Tamra



November 3, 2021 at 5:05 am

Shelly and family. Sorry for your loss, my heart aches for you.


Barbara "Hughes" Meints

November 3, 2021 at 6:03 am

My sincerest condolences to the family. Many prayers for you at this time of sorrow.


Jennifer Simmons

November 3, 2021 at 10:01 am

Glenn, I am so sorry for your loss and your families loss. Thoughts and prayers to you all.


Cora Lehto

November 3, 2021 at 9:41 pm

Kim and family. I’m so sorry for your lose. Merle was always gentle man.

You are in my thoughts and prayers.


Anna Bower Russell

November 5, 2021 at 3:24 pm

Kim and family

So sorry for your loss of Merle. Please know you are in my prayers.


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