of Dexter, MI, age 89, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at his home. He was born January 10, 1925 in Chelsea, Michigan, the son of Arthur Merkel & Isabell (Kerbaugh) Merkel - Broderick.

Vincent retired from Interstate Motor Freight. He was a hard worker who enjoyed fishing and winters in Florida.  

On July 11, 1945, he married Dorothea Deihl in Ann Arbor, and she preceded him in death on June 7, 2002. Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Scott of Chelsea; a son, Donald (Dianna) Merkel of Fredrick, MI; a brother, Robert (Ruth) Broderick of TN; 6 grandchildren, Jeff (Bonnie-Jean) Scott, Zoie (Donald) Wheeler, Bonnie (Tom) Mannor, Donald Merkel Jr., Douglas Merkel, Daniel (Michelle) Merkel; 7 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Evelyn Gilbee; and an infant son, Scott Arthur Merkel.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, March 8, 1:00 pm at  Bethlehem Cemetery in Ann Arbor, with Fr. David Glaser  officiating.  Arrangements by Cole Funeral Chapel, Chelsea.