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Kenny F. Merrill

Kenny F. Merrill

Kenny Merrill, 65 of Barstow, CA, passed away on Thursday, February 7, 2019 in Barstow Community Hospital. He was born July 1, 1953 in Cloquet, MN to Fred and Alvina (Trettel) Merrill. Kenny graduated in 1972 from Wrenshall High School where he excelled in his passion of sports. He won numerous awards as a point guard in basketball; he played football both offense and defense. After high school he enlisted in the US Army where he served in numerous roles such as Army recruiting and special forces. Kenny acquired numerous degrees while in the Army along the way. Kenny stayed in Barstow following his retirement. He was passionate about reading and writing poems. Some of his poems where published in magazines. Kenny will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Ken was preceded in death by his father, Fred; brother, Kurt; sisters, Linda Luoma and Wendy Vashahi. Survivors include his mother Alvina; sisters, Tina Mattson and Debra Prebarich; his former wife, Constance Ekholm; his daughter, Heather Merrill; granddaughters, Chelsie and Cassandra; numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date and will be announced.

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