Ronald W. Merrill, 46, Audubon, MN, formerly of Lodi, CA, died unexpectedly Thursday, July 27, 2017 at his home. Funeral services will be 7:00 PM, Wednesday, August 2 at David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes with a reception to follow. Friends may call from 5:00 – 7:00 PM on Wednesday at the funeral home. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Ronalds life. Flowers and condolences may be sent to Donehower Funeral Home
Ronald William Merrill was born July 17, 1971 in Lodi, CA to William A. and Cheryl A. (Adrian) Merrill. During his youth, his family lived in California and then moved Minnesota.
Ronald as a child lived in Menahga and later moved to Detroit Lakes/ Frazee area.
As an adult, he had various jobs. Ronald had chronic health problems therefore his favorite was spending days doing daycare for his Grandchildren. Ron also enjoyed time with expanded family and friends. He especially treasured time with his grandchildren. Ronald was a great family man and a loving father. He enjoyed helping others and would do anything for anyone. His family and friends will always remember him with his hilarious sense of humor and always having the ability to make people laugh. He was known for being a fair forgiving caring person. He will be deeply missed by his friends, family, and all who knew him.
Survivors include his Significant Other: Kellee Baker of Audubon; 4 sons and 1 daughter: Taylor (Sean Nordquist) Ohm of Audubon, MN, Jordan (Pam Morley) Merrill of Mahnomen, MN, Zach (Brittany Baker) Travis of Hawley, MN, Zander (Nakita Harris) Baker of Pelican Rapids, MN, William Merrill of Frazee, MN, 3 Grandchildren: Zane Hampsmire, Jayce Travis, Abel Travis; his Mother: Cheryl Merrill of Lodi, CA; 3 Brothers: (his twin) Donald Merrill of Detroit Lakes, MN, Larry Merrill of Lodi, CA and Gary Merrill of Detroit Lakes, MN. He was preceded in death by his father, William Merrill and a niece, Michaela Merrill. David-Donehower Funeral Home is serving the family.