Age 80, of Lansing, passed away January 15, 2012. He was born September 6, 1931, in Lansing, the son of the late E. Ford and M. Anna Gates.
A celebration of Merlyn’s life will be held at a later date. The time and date will be announced. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan Kidney Foundation. Arrangements by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.