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Bonnie Ray Merkel Bonnie Ray Merkel

Bonnie Ray Merkel

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Whitehall Woman’s Club past president

Bonnie Ray Merkel, 72, of Whitehall, died Sept. 8, 2017. She was the wife of Craig Merkel Sr. for 53 years.

She was a past president of Whitehall Woman’s Club.

She was an active Sunday school teacher.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Jessie and her husband Jim and Stephanie and her husband Bill; a son, Craig Jr. and his wife Tina; five grandchildren, Megan, Ashley, Brittini, Buddy and Lexi; three great-grandchildren, Aiden, Kolton and Blake; four sisters, Elenor of El Paso, Texas; Linda of Lake Wallenpaupack, April of Fogelsville and Barbara of Las Vegas, Nev.; and three brothers, Robert of Allentown, Willis of Catasauqua and Benjamin of Easton.

There will be a calling time 9:30-11 a.m., followed by a service 11 a.m., Sept. 16 at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 575 Grape St., Whitehall. In celebrating her life, attendees are asked to wear blue, her favorite color.

Contributions may be made to American Heart/American Stroke Association, 968 Postal Road, Suite 110, Allentown, 18109.

Arrangements were made by Gilbert Funeral Home Inc., Whitehall.