McGREGOR -- Florence "Jan" Merritt, 67, McGregor, died Friday, Aug. 23, 2002, at St. Cloud Hospital.
She was born March 23, 1935, in Minneapolis to Horsce and Irene (Woodford) Preston. She attended Franklin School in Minneapolis. She married Robert Merritt on April 25, 1953, in Columbia Heights. They moved from there to McGregor in 1968. They operated Spalding Auto Salvage. She was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in McGregor.
Survivors include her husband; four daughters, Barbara Erdahl, Fridley, Patricia Stewart and Samantha Phillips, both of Duluth, and Susan Ferguson, Edgemont, S.D.; a son, Robert Merritt Jr., Tamarack; 15 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Thelma Christensen, Minneapolis.
Her parents and a brother, Melvin, died earlier.
Services will be 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in McGregor with Pastor Henry Koopman officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery in McGregor.
Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. today at McGregor Funeral Home and an hour before services Tuesday at the church.
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