of Livonia, MI, age 82, died Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at University of Michigan Hospital. He was born December 23, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Rolf Nils & Evelyn Louise (Neibert) Merck. Robert attended high school at Cass Technical in Detroit and then worked for Chrysler as an electrician for over 45 years. Robert also served in the US Army from 1962 to 1964, earning the rank of Sergeant.
On September 7, 1967, he married Helen Marozi in Detroit, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 24, 2001. Robert is survived by a daughter, Doreen Herrin, a grandchild, John Edward Gilbert, and 2 great-grandchildren Matthew and Gracie. He was preceded in death by his sister, Marilyn Brown.
No public services will be held. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Chelsea. Memorial contributions may be made to the USO.
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