Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois

John W. Merker

John W. Merker, age 81, of Curtis Creek Retirement Living, died Wednesday May 23, 2018 at 2:28 p.m. in Sunset Home.

John W. Merker | Hansen-Spear Funeral Home ~ Quincy, IllinoisJohn was born July 1, 1936 in Quincy, Illinois, the son of Donald and Wilma Boge Merker. He was formerly married to June Holm.

He worked on the home farm with his parents. John then started to work at Moorman Manufacturing from 1966 till his retirement in 1995. He loved restoring and showing off his antique cars.

John in survived by three children, Vicki Franklin, Bruce Merker, and Leslie (Robert) Doane, all of Quincy; six grandchildren, Erin Wood, Kylie Baker, Brandon Merker, Jayme Hagerbaumer, Jason Doane, and Ashley Hudson; six great-grandchildren, Silvia and John Baker, Hannah Merker, Emma and Eden Hagerbaumer, and Ryder Hudson; a brother, Daniel Merker; two sisters, Donna Walton and Barbara Rokita; and several nieces and nephews.

John was preceded in death by his parents, and a son, William Kent Merker.

Services: 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Hayden officiating.

Burial: Greenmount Cemetery, Quincy, Illinois

Visitation: 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 25, 2018 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.

Memorials: Curtis Creek Retirement Living

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Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.

  1. We were sorry to hear of your loss. We knew John though his participation at the Antique Auto Annual Car Show that MVHAC sponsored. He really did enjoy antique cars and talking about cars. He will be missed.
    Our thoughts are with the family during this time.

  2. REST IN PEACE JOHN WORK WITH YOU AT MOORMANS WE PUT IN SOME GOOD TIMES ,,, PRAYERS AND CONDOLENCES TO THE ALL FAMILY ,

  3. Much sympathy and many prayers to John’s family. He was a very sweet gentleman.

  4. TO A BELOVED BROTHER
    Forever in our hearts and our memories. You have blessed the lives of all of us. With everlasting LOVE.
    Your Sister Barbara Rokita and her family

  5. Danny Merker,Nikki Merker, Dj.,Elizabeth,Jacob and Karlee Merker and Sherry Clark are so sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. We pray that God will give you peace and comfort during this time .

  6. Losing someone you know is nothing easy.
    John was a fabulous person and I will truly miss him. It was an honor knowing such a great person and I am grateful that I was blessed to have known him during the past 3 years before he went to rest in peace.
    Please accept my condolences on his passing. May he rest in Peace and God embrace his family in comfort during this difficult time.

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— K.K.

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