Merlin J. Newill


Merlin J. Newill, age 83, of Fremont, passed away Monday, April 22, 2019, at Dunklau Gardens.

Merlin was born May 21, 1935, to George and Marie (Swanson) Newill in Lyons, Nebraska. Merlin attended Lyons schools. Following high school Merlin joined the US Army, serving much of his time in Japan. He served for 3 years before becoming reserve for an additional 5 years. Following his active duty service he met and married Joyce Lincoln on August 10, 1957 in Fremont. To this union were 4 children, Kandy, John, Dennis and Bruce. They lived most of their lives in California and Fremont, Nebraska. Merlin worked as a mechanic for Lyman-Richey for many years before retiring.

He is preceded in death by his wife Joyce, children Dennis and Bruce, siblings Keith, Eddie, Fern, Georgia and Diane.

He is survived by his children Kandy Lincoln, John Newill, siblings Larry (Diane) Newill, Randy (Kathy) Newill, Jimmy (Cheryl) Newill, Davie (Christy) Newill, Roland (Betty) Newill, Naoma Marconette, Sharon Henery, Betty Rassmussen, Janice (Leonard) Sampson, 7 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, as well as many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

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Merlins request was no services.