Merkle Sr., Robert Charles, age 80, January 20, 2015, of Mayville. Beloved husband of the late Audrey for 56 years; loving father of Robert C. Merkle Jr., Paul (Jody Wilson) Merkle, and Richard Merkle; dear grandfather of Jack, William Rachel, Rebecca Merkle, and the late Danny Taylor; great-grandfather of Annabella, Shiana, and Haliegh; brother of the late Barb Macdonald and Shirley (Harold) Minor; uncle of Cathy, Dawn, Sheila, and Sean; great-uncle of Nichol and Danny; great-great-uncle of Savannah. Robert was a graduate of Ferndale High School and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He owned and operated Merkle Roofing in Berkley for over 30 years. Robert had a strong work ethic, loved the outdoors and especially being at his place in Gaylord. Funeral service Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Modetz Funeral Home, 100 E. Silverbell Road, Orion. The family will receive friends Friday 3:30-9 p.m. Interment Monday, January 26, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly. Suggested memorials to Wounded Warriors. Online guestbook: modetzfuneralhomes.comPublished in Daily Tribune on Jan. 22, 2015+Read More Share Listen to Obituary Remember Share a message, photo, or video below View guest book What will you miss most about Robert Charles Merkle? Add a memory or condolence to the guest book Add Message Please add or record a video for the family of Robert Merkle Add a video + Please add a photo and share in the life story for Robert Merkle Add a photo +