MERKE, Ehrenfried (Fred) September 11, 1929 – April 11, 2017 We mourn the loss of husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and great friend of many. We rejoice that Fred is with the Lord in eternity. He is lovingly remembered by his wife of 62 years Hildegard of Edmonton; sons Edgar (Wilhemina) of Chicago, George (Margitta) of Toronto, daughter Rose of Edmonton; son Gerald (Tania) of Toronto; 6 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; sisters Ruth (Guenther), and Edith, as well as nieces, nephews and many friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Emil and Irma Merke, brother Eckhard Merke, daughter Gertrud (Trudy) Merke. Viewing will be Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 7 p.m. at Serenity Funeral Service, 5311-91 Street. Interment will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at South Haven Cemetery, 5004 Meridian Street. Funeral Service to follow at Zion Baptist Community Church, 9802-76 Ave at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Lee Bertsch officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Zion Baptist Community Church Building Fund.
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