John "Jack" Edward
Merrihew John (Jack) Edward Merrihew, 91, passed away on Aug. 19, 2012 in Castle Rock, Colo.
John (Jack) Edward Merrihew, 91, passed away on Aug. 19, 2012 in Castle Rock, Colo.
He was born in Iron River March 11, 1921 to Lloyd and Ellen (Haffey) Merrihew.
Jack and his wife Marjorie lived in Barnes, Wis. before moving to their son's home in Larkspur, Colo. in 2009. They also lived in Superior and spent 16 winters in Phoenix, Ariz.
Jack graduated from Wisconsin State Teachers College and earned graduate degrees from the University of Minnesota and University of Wisconsin, Superior. Following college graduation in 1942 he served three years in World War II, serving 26 months in European Theater as a sergeant and was awarded the Bronze Star.
In 1947 Jack began his teaching career at the Ericsson School and later was a principal at Bryant, Ericsson and Lincoln elementary schools. Prior to his retirement in 1983, he was the director of federal programs. Jack was inducted into the Hall of Fame for Educators in Superior in 1988.
Jack is survived by his wife of 66 years Marjorie (Selden) of Larkspur, daughter Kathy (Michael) Heffernan of Camp Connell, Calif., son John (Jennifer) Merrihew; grandsons Bradley (Alison) Crane, Kevin (Samantha) Crane; granddaughters Tayler and Nicole Merrihew; step-grandchildren John (Thea) Heffernan, Michaelene Walker, and Timothy (Megan) Heffernan; three great-grandchildren and six step great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother James Merrihew and sister Mary Merrihew.
At Jack's request there will be no service. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Superior.
His wonderful, crazy sense of humor will be missed by all of his family and friends.
Condolences may be sent to HeffMJ@comcast.net.