Charles Douglas Merz, age 78, of Valparaiso, Ind., passed away on Wednesday,
February 13, 2013.
Charlie was born September 10, 1934 in Indianapolis, Ind.
He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Alice; his children, Randy
Merz, Vicki Moore, Sherri Madi, John Heinrich (Joelle), Konrad Heinrich and
Therese Anderson (Gary); his sister, Sandra Abella (Blackie); his two
nephews, a niece, seventeen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Beaulah Merz; his
sister, Cloe Ann Miller; and his son, Chris Merz.
He was a retired Indiana State Trooper, having served for over 35 years.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. at
Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, Ind.
Visitation will be held on Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until the time of
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