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Lee H. Merkel

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Ziegels Lutheran Church

Lee H. Merkel, 83, died Nov. 23, 2019, at Phoebe Home surrounded by family.

Born Nov. 24, 1935, he was the son of the late Harvey and Myrle (Reppert) Merkel.

A member of Ziegels Lutheran Church, he was a truck driver for George Husack Trucking, Schnecksville, for 40 years.

He loved playing bingo and pinochle but his biggest enjoyment was going to the casino with his siblings.

A big fan of the Phillies, he also enjoyed spending time with his friends at Phoebe.

His survivors include a son, Scott and Edna; daughter Wanda and husband, Robert; brother Harold and wife, Carol; sister Mae Clay, daughter-in-law Connie; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three nieces and one nephew.

He was predeceased by a son, Dennis, and sister, Eleanor Rauch.

Services will be 11 a.m. Nov. 27 at Ziegels Lutheran Church, 9990 Ziegels Church Road, Breinigsville, with the Rev. Andrew Meckstroth officiating. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Condolences may be offered to the family at

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the church, 9990 Ziegels Church Road, Breinigsville, PA 18031 or Phoebe Nursing Home, 1925 W. Turner St., Allentown, PA 18104.

Arrangements were made by Keller Funeral Homes Inc., Fogelsville.