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Daniel Dean Merck

May 23, 1952 — December 29, 2022

Daniel Merck, 70, passed away peacefully at home on the morning of December 29, 2022. Dan was born in Minot, North Dakota on May 23, 1952 to John C. Merck and Anna Leier Merck. He was the ninth of ten children born to the couple. He grew up on the family farm in Karlsruhe. At the age of 14 Dan's father passed away and Dan took an active role in keeping the farm going.

In 1973 Dan was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses. He spent the remainder of his years faithfully serving God and helping others to appreciate the Bible. He spent 1975 to 1979 and again 1983 to 1985 doing volunteer work at the headquarters of Jehovah's Witnesses in Brooklyn, New York.

In 1978 Dan met Bonnie Ware of Logan, Utah. They were married in 1979 and spent 43 happy years together. One of Dan's greatest joys was traveling to Seoul, South Korea in 1988 to escort home their beautiful daughter Tessa. In 1991 he, Bonnie and Tessa happily welcomed Seth into their family. Seth was born in Calcutta, India in 1989.

Dan was thrilled to be a father to his two children and then Papa to his three granddaughters from Tessa and her husband James.

He retired from his job at the Logan City School District in 2012 and he and Bonnie enjoyed travelling to many parts of the world.

Dan fought a tough battle with cancer three times. He did so with determination and never lost his joy. He will be remembered for his kindness to others, his sense of humor, and his willingness to work hard.

Dan was preceded in death by his parents, his beautiful son Seth, and his brothers James and Francis. He is survived by his wife Bonnie, daughter Tess (James) Eby and their three daughters. Sisters Agnes, Mary and Evelyn. Brothers John (Claudette), Andrew, Loy, and Leonard.

A memorial service will be held at Allen-Hall Mortuary, 34 E Center St., Logan, Utah 84321 on January 14, at 1:00 pm with a visitation prior at 12:00 pm.

Funeral services will be livestreamed and can be viewed at allenmortuaries.com
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