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Robert D. Merkes
1956 - 2018

Robert D. Merkes, 61, Lancaster, passed away Thursday, Oct. 4 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 12 at the Martin Schwartz Funeral Home and Crematory in Lancaster, with Reverend Pamela Strakeljahn officiating. Burial with military honors will be at the Hillside Cemetery in Lancaster. Visitation will be on Friday from 9 a.m. until time of the service at the funeral home. The Martin Schwartz Funeral Home and Crematory in Lancaster is assisting the family with his services. Online condolences may be left at

A complete obituary is in the October 10, 2018 issue of The Platteville Journal.