February 27, 1916 - December 14, 2012
Derald Merryman was born on February 27, 1916 to Raymond and Anna (Munson) Merryman on a farm near Martland, Nebraska. He attended Martland School through 10th grade and graduated from Shickley High in 1933. He married his childhood sweetheart, Ruth Sutter on May 20, 1938, the date of his parents 30th Wedding Anniversary. They enjoyed 74 years of married life. To this union were born three children, Suzann, Douglas and Todd. He was a kind and loving parent and grandparent with a strong commitment to caring for his loved ones and the community in which they lived. He served on a number of boards and organizations including Shickley School Board, Stanton Township Board, County Extension Board, Water Commission Board and United Methodist Men. Besides his love for farming and the land, he loved woodworking, traveling the United States, theater performances and any project or activity involving his family or community. He was preceded in death by his parents and infant sister. He leaves to morn his passing: wife Ruth, children: Suzann and husband Stanley Johnson - Shickley; Douglas and wife Karen - Geneva, and Todd and wife Linda – Shickley, grandchildren: Stacy Emmons and children Michael and Danielle; Dr. Scott Johnson, wife Beth and children Samuel and Alexander; Shannon Robertson, husband Rick and children Isaac, Joshua and Hannah; Stephanie Andersen, husband Andrew and children Addison and Aubrey; Daren Merryman, wife Jamie; Casey Goodwater, husband Greg and children Mason, Mackenzie and Mia; Valerie Andersen, husband Casey and children Mikaela, Mikenzy, Mikah, Mikalister, and Max; Michael Merryman and wife Stacey. Memorial services for Derald will be Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Geneva, Nebraska. No Visitation / Cremation. Private family inurnment will be in the Geneva Public Cemetery at a later date.
Derald Merryman was born on February 27, 1916 to Raymond and Anna (Munson) Merryman on a farm near Martland, Nebraska. He attended Martland School through 10th grade and graduated from Shickley High in 1933. He married his childhood sweetheart,... View Obituary & Service Information
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