Linda Louise Merkle  
of Waterford, May 14, 2017; Age 70; born May 10, 1947 in Madison, MN. Daughter of the late Donald and Swanhild Vannatter; mother of Christina Kotsonis (Tony) and Kimberly Schaaf (Rachel); grandmother of Terrance Kerti, Aaron Kerti, Reginald Kirchoff and Zander Schaaf; sister of Rita Zumbrunnen (John), Donna Vannatter, Kathy Price (Don), Brian Vannatter and the late Sharon Kaplan-Auten and Gary Vannatter; also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Linda attended Trinity United Methodist Church, Waterford, graduated from Waterford Twp. High School in 1965 and participated at the Waterford Senior Center. She enjoyed walking, knitting, her grand kids and spending time with her family. A Celebration of Linda’s Life will be held Friday, May 19, 2017, 11:00 a.m. at Donelson, Johns and Evans Funeral Home, Waterford. Rev. Zelphia J. Mobley officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday, 4-8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church.


Thursday, May 18, 2017 4-8 p.m. at Donelson, Johns and Evans Funeral Home

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Friday, May 19, 2017 11:00 a.m. at Donelson, Johns and Evans Funeral Home.

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