OBITUARY

Merle J. Coleman

October 24, 1942February 4, 2013
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Merle Coleman, also known as "Sonny", 70, of Marysville, WA passed away February 4, 2013, surrounded by his caring family. He had lived an exemplary life of kindness, integrity and hard work. He was a devoted father, grandfather and friend. Merle was born on October 24, 1942 in Everett. He was a Washington native for his whole life with a stint in the Army from 1968-69 based in Bad Kissinger, Germany. He worked in various saw mills for many years, retiring in 2010. He also enjoyed many bike rides on his Can-Am Spyder in the mountains. He loved being with his family, reading and fishing on the rivers. Merle was preceded in death by his loving wife, Glenda and parents, Merle and Bernice. He is survived by his children, Craig, Carolee, Heather and Jesse; brothers, Ray and Gary; sister-in-law, Mikey; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; various family members and friends. His smile, laughter and sense of humor will be greatly missed. A memorial service will be held February 15, 2013 at 11 a.m., Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home, 804 State Ave., Marysville.

Services

  • Memorial Service Friday, February 15, 2013
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Merle J. Coleman

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March 18, 2013

To the Coleman Family,
Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers... your father was a such a special person..we will miss him..love to all of you....Kay

February 14, 2013

Heather -
Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this time of loss. - The Horizon Air Inflight Team

February 14, 2013

Ray and Gary,I'm so sorry to hear about your brother passing. "Sonny" was such a great guy! Now he is in the "best of all" places and he is with your mom and dad, take care,love you both Linda (Stormo) Fisher

Michael Duncan

February 12, 2013

My heartfelt prayers are with the family at this time.

gary majamay

February 12, 2013

Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for your Grace And Mercy be upon Merle. May his Good deed give him the chance to live in paradise. In Jesus name, Amen. Love u much,,, Aloha Ke Akua.....

February 12, 2013

Heather,
I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. We were neighbors for 16 years. I remember Andrea spending time with you and your Mom and Dad when you would go up to Baker Lake. Your Dad was such a nice man. Always had a smile and loved to visit. He even offered the use of his pickup to me when I moved to Camano Island. Bumped into him several times over the last few years since moving from Marysville and it was always a pleasure catching up on family news. I will miss bumping into him. To Heather and Jessie and the rest of the family, I am so sorry. Just remeber that wonderful smile.....Dixie

gary majamay

February 12, 2013

I will miss u merle, verymuch. To the family,im sorry for the loss of a Great Man, father and friend...

Reece morris

February 11, 2013

To ALL the kids, I'm so sorry for your loss of your Father.May you find comfort in each other at this very sad time. May he rest in peace beside your Mother.

John & Beth Hopp

February 11, 2013

Craig and Family,
Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry to hear about your Dad. It is hard to see our parents pass. Thank god for memories. They help us get thru.

Scott & Megan Fielding

February 7, 2013

We'll remember Uncle Sonny for his warm presence, heartfelt smiles and unlimited love he gave to those near him. We love you and we miss you.