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Timothy R. Merrill

Posted By Scott Hanes On November 1, 2020 @ 9:42 pm In Obituaries | 34 Comments


Timothy R. Merrill, 68, of Fremont, OH passed away at home, surrounded by his family, on Sunday, November 1, 2020.  He was born on December 29, 1951 in Fremont, the son of Rita (Lehman) White.

Tim married Linda Kreilick on December 15, 2001 in Fremont and she survives.  He was a maintenance supervisor with Fremont City Schools and retired after many years of service.  Tim was an avid supporter of the Fremont Speedway where he owned car 39 and sold programs since he was twelve years old.  He was a friend of Bill’s for thirty years.  Tim was also a charter captain.  He loved watching his children and grandchildren’s sports events and loved spending time with his family.

Tim is survived by his wife of nineteen years, Linda Merrill, Fremont, OH; children, Kelli (Kevin) Miller, Melany Merrill, Matt (Michelle) Merrill, Cori (Ben) Eishen, Emili (Jeremy) Mick, all of Fremont, OH and Nicholas Kreilick, Cleveland, OH; twin brothers, Fred (Becky) Merrill of Georgia and Ted (Amy) Merrill, Fremont, OH; brother-in-law, Bruce Longenbach; mother-in-law, Carol Vermillion; sisters-in-law, Connie (Denny) Emrich and Marcella (Bruce) Hickman, all of Fremont, OH; fifteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Rita White; siblings, Patrick, Theresa, Sally and Anna “Kathy”.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2020 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Fremont Speedway/Sandusky County Fair Grounds Flower Building.

One last gift that Tim could give was to donate his body to science.

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#1 Condolence By Joy Martin On November 1, 2020 @ 10:14 pm

Dear Ted and Fred and families,
Mike and I send our love and prayers for you both and your families for the loss of your brother Tim. Nothing can prepare you. Know that you are loved and genuinely prayed for.

In Christ,
Mike and Joy Martin

#2 Condolence By Amy Merrill On November 3, 2020 @ 5:44 am

Thank you Mike & Joy ❤️

#3 Condolence By Steve Klisz On November 2, 2020 @ 5:20 pm

sorry for your loss.he was a great guy

#4 Condolence By Kim Heath On November 2, 2020 @ 9:59 pm

So sorry for your loss Linda and family you are in my prayers KimHeath(Adams)

#5 Condolence By Denise L. Clair On November 2, 2020 @ 10:37 pm

Dear Linda, family and friends of Tim: It is with deep condolence that I hear of your recent loss, the passing of your beloved TIM. May your heart be lightened in knowing that others are lifting you up in prayer during this time of grief and loss from Tim’s sudden death. RACEs are ON in heaven, Tim! Sending love, hugs and prayers from Melbourne Australia. Denise L. Clair, formerly from Gibsonburg, Ohio. E-mail: dlclair@yahoo.com.

#6 Condolence By Kathy Hatcher On November 2, 2020 @ 11:25 pm

Linda and Family, We are sorry for the loss of your Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, Brother, Son-In-Law, Brother-In-Law, and Friend. Not every man can hold all of these great titles which shows the love of your family and all of your love for Tim. He knew this love and takes it with him. Be comforted that you will continue to share your love in your hearts. May the peace and comfort that comes from Our Savior be with each of you. He is there to take your burdens…give them to him.
Our love and prayers,
John and Kathy Hatcher

#7 Condolence By Corey Slater On November 2, 2020 @ 11:48 pm

So sorry for your loss. Sending love from Michigan! Love, Corey and Erin Slater

#8 Condolence By Gloria and Ray On November 3, 2020 @ 12:01 am

To Ted and Fred and all family members, accept our condolences for the loss of your brother. Praying for the peace of God to comfort you.

#9 Condolence By Amy On November 27, 2020 @ 3:11 am

Thank you ❤️ Ted & Amy

#10 Condolence By Rochelle On November 3, 2020 @ 12:06 am

Ted and Amy and Family, so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. All our Love and Prayers to you.
Ken and Rochelle Peters

#11 Condolence By Amy On November 27, 2020 @ 3:12 am

Thank you so ❤️ Ted & Amy

#12 Condolence By Lamar Burkin On November 3, 2020 @ 1:04 am

Sorry to the family for your loss. Miss him at the track

#13 Condolence By Kevin Root On November 3, 2020 @ 3:54 am

Prayers for all of the families , was a blessing to all who knew him, waiting to rejoice with him in Heaven

#14 Condolence By Amy On November 27, 2020 @ 3:13 am

Thank you Kevin! ❤️Ted & Amy

#15 Condolence By Tim & Sonyarae Zyski On November 3, 2020 @ 6:01 am

Tim was a good man. He was one of my racing friends. Thats where i knew i would see him on every Saturday for 25 years. I’m gonna miss his smiling face around the track.

#16 Condolence By Carolyn Vassar On November 3, 2020 @ 3:38 pm

Kelli..and Family

Shocked to hear of your loss..
Thoughts and Prayers are
with you.. Love Mama V

#17 Condolence By Beverly Counts (Merrill) On November 3, 2020 @ 6:41 pm

So sorry to hear of Tim’s passing. Was so glad we got to visit with him and some of the family in August.
Prayers and fond memories are what we have to remember. May the love of family and friends, near and far, comfort you during these difficult days. Our most heartfelt condolences to you all!

#18 Condolence By Amy On November 27, 2020 @ 3:15 am

Thank you Bev! So thankful we were able to get together this summer! ❤️

#19 Condolence By Debra Lehman On November 3, 2020 @ 7:30 pm

Linda, my thoughts are with you and the rest of the family. Godspeed Tim!

#20 Condolence By Mary & Dave Post On November 3, 2020 @ 7:42 pm

Prayers and Comfort to all Tim’s Family during this extremely difficult time.

#21 Condolence By Kara Hetrick On November 5, 2020 @ 2:12 am

Linda and family, I am so sorry for the loss of Tim. My deepest sympathy to all whose lives Tim touched. RIP

#22 Condolence By Nancy & Jim Stout On November 5, 2020 @ 8:43 am

Linda and family, we were so sorry to hear of Tim’s passing. We will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers. ❤️
Nancy & Jim Stout

#23 Condolence By Rudy & Jan Sprenger On November 5, 2020 @ 2:10 pm

Linda & family
It is times like this that I struggle to find words to share how so sorry I am to hear of Tim’s passing . Know we are thinking of you and the family and please accept our condolences. God speed TIM !!

#24 Condolence By Bryan &Denise Brubaker and family On November 5, 2020 @ 4:54 pm

So sorry to hear of your great loss . Praying for your family during this time . What a reunion it will be in heaven !

#25 Condolence By Amy On November 27, 2020 @ 3:16 am

Thank you!❤️

#26 Condolence By Thompson/ Ross Family On November 6, 2020 @ 2:37 am

Peace and Comfort to your families. Thinking of you all during this difficult time ❤️

#27 Condolence By Amy On November 27, 2020 @ 3:22 am

Thank you ❤️

#28 Condolence By Tim & Lydia Sweeney On November 6, 2020 @ 12:15 pm

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We will be praying for all of you.

Sweeney Family

#29 Condolence By Amy On November 27, 2020 @ 3:23 am

Tim & Lydia,
Thank you both so much! We’re praying for you guys! ❤️ Ted & Amy

#30 Condolence By Terry Fox On November 7, 2020 @ 9:00 pm

Very sorry to hear about Tim. I’ve known him since I was about twelve. Good guy and I know he will be missed by all. Terry Fox

#31 Condolence By Gary Ashton and Katie Huy On November 7, 2020 @ 10:31 pm

Linda and Family,

We are so very sorry to hear of Tim’s passing. We remember the good times working with Tim at Eckrich as well as our teenage years cruising State Street in our cars in the 60’s and 70’s. We are so glad that he got to enjoy his recently purchased GTO. Keep Cruisin’ in Heaven, Tim! May God Bless your entire Family.

#32 Condolence By Sharon Kennedy On December 5, 2020 @ 5:08 pm

So sad to hear of Tim’s passing. He lived across the street for years. Sorry kids..

#33 Condolence By Vicki Alejandro Foreman On December 5, 2020 @ 5:28 pm

My sincerest condolences to the Merrill family. Tim and Theresa were childhood friends of our family (Alejandro). Rest in Peace

#34 Condolence By Sue Hoffert Alejandro On February 24, 2021 @ 10:18 pm

I am so very sorry for your loss of Tim. God took another Angel home! I knew Tim since around 1967. He was a great guy. Prayers for all of you!

Sue Hoffert Alejandro

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