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Daniel Bruce Merkle died on January 2, 2018 at the age of 57. Dan was born in Bryan, Texas on January 30, 1960. He relocated to Stillwater, Oklahoma with his family in 1974. Dan graduated from CE Donart High School in 1978. He was employed as a Groundskeeper III and crew leader of Landscape Services which included most of Athletic Village for 38 years until his death.

Dan is predeceased by his parents, Owen and Jeanne Merkle, and one brother, Mike Merkle. Dan will be missed by brother, Greg & Barbara Merkle of Wichita Falls, Texas; brother, Doug & Lynn Merkle of Halls, Tennessee; and sister, Donna Merkle & Christopher Rainey of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Dan received tremendous joy from being an uncle to his nieces & nephew. He always displayed a "beaming smile" when speaking of his nieces and nephew and was so proud of each of them!

Graveside service will be at Salem Lutheran Cemetery on February 24th at 11:00. The family requests memorial donations be made to the American Diabetes Association in Dan's memory in lieu of flowers.
Published on February 23, 2018
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