Merle Smerling

Merle "Chuck" Smerling

Saturday, February 16th, 2019
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Merle J. Smerling “Chuck” age 87, of Omro, died Saturday evening, February 16, 2019, at Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh. Chuck was born December 24, 1931, in Oshkosh, the son of Charles and Minnie (Streich) Smerling, Sr. He attended Liberty School Grade School and graduated from Omro High School. On June 15, 1951, he married Ardiss J. Peppler in Dubuque, Iowa. She preceded him in death October 26, 1988. Chuck had worked and retired in 1992 as a machinist from Rockwell International. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Omro, the Springbrook Pit Stoppers Snowmobile Club, and was an avid golfer, often golfing four times a week.
Chuck is loved and will missed by his two sons, Michael (Delores) and Kenneth; grandchildren, Michael Joseph Smerling, Jennifer Smerling, Mikey Smerling and Ishmell Green; 9 great grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Piotter; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ardiss; sisters, Ardene Spiegelberg, Evelyn Tellock, and brothers, Robert, Charles and Raymond Smerling.
Friends may call Thursday, February 28, 2019, at Grace Lutheran Church, 720 Jackson Ave., Omro, from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the Memorial Service at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Richard Bartholomew officiating.
Memorials in lieu of flowers will be directed to one of Chuck’s favorite charities.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 28th, 2019 | 11:00am - 1:30pm
    Thursday, February 28th, 2019 11:00am - 1:30pm
    Grace Lutheran Church-Omro
    720 Jackson Ave.
    Omro, Wisconsin 54963
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Memorial Service

    Thursday, February 28th, 2019 | 1:30pm
    Thursday, February 28th, 2019 1:30pm
    Grace Lutheran Church-Omro
    720 Jackson Ave.
    Omro, Wisconsin 54963
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Richard Bartholomew
  • Interment

    Burdick Cemetery
    Address Not Available


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Bill Devlin

Posted at 11:28am
Chuck was a great man i use to snowmobile with him, even took me out on my 18th birthday . He will be missed

Beth (Switlick) Metzler

Posted at 02:38pm
My condolences to the Smerling family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Marv and Char Litton

Posted at 01:28pm
Will miss that wonderful smile. Glad we had the chance to see him at breakfast a couple of weeks ago.
Rest In Peace dear friend.

Brenna A Goodearle

Posted at 10:54am
Dear Family of Chuck, I am saddened to hear of his passing. I had the honor of meeting him about 10/11 years ago and had the greatest honor for him. We have even become neighbors in the past few years. He is a great man. ~Bree

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