Wayne S. Merkel
1940 — 2023
Wayne (Merk) Steven Merkel, a dedicated US Army National Guard veteran, born on October 20, 1940, peacefully passed away on September 24, 2023, at the age of 82, in Westminster, Maryland, while under the care of Carroll County Hospital Center. Wayne was the beloved son of the late Steven and Virginia Merkel. He leaves behind a legacy of love and cherished memories, survived by his devoted wife of 54 years, Beverly Ann (Rippeon) Merkel. His memory lives on through his three loving daughters, Christine Reyeur, along with her husband Charles Reyeur III, Donna Shea Heckler, and Stephanie Crone, accompanied by her husband Brandon Crone Sr., and son-in-law Dan Heckler. He was a cherished...