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Kenneth H. Merod

August 8, 1931 — July 10, 2021

Kenneth “Ken” H. Merod, 89 of Millstadt, IL passed away peacefully at Freeburg Care Center on Saturday July 10, 2021. Ken was born in Belleville, IL on August 8, 1931 to Oscar and Amelia Merod, nee Schneider and they precede him in death. Ken was also preceded in death by his dear son, Keith Merod, his stepmother, Millie Merod, his stepbrother, Dennis Rohn and his brother-in-law, Mel Becker.

Ken was born on the family farm in rural Belleville, IL and graduated from Belleville Township High School. He began his working years as a welder and eventually worked for Peabody Coal as a plant supervisor for 24 years. Ken was passionate about serving his community and drove the ambulance for Millstadt Township Ambulance Service as a volunteer for 25 years. He was also a man of faith and was very active in Trinity Lutheran Church of Millstadt and served as a trustee. In his spare time, Ken enjoyed playing softball at Southside Park in Belleville and bowing at Bel-Air Bowl also in Belleville. He loved gardening and was a great storyteller, who often reminisced about his days growing up on the farm and his years at the coal mine. He was a fan of St. Louis Cardinals baseball and could often be found enjoying a game on TV. Ken was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Left to cherish his memory is his beloved wife of 52 years, Judy Merod, nee Buecher of Millstadt, IL whom he married on June 21, 1969 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Millstadt. His son, Robert (Mary) Merod of O’Fallon, IL, his sister, Jeanette Becker of Belleville, IL, his brother-in-law, Robert Buecher of St. Louis, MO, his stepsister, Betty Schuchmann of Belleville, IL, his beloved grandchildren, Luke and Maddie Merod of O’Fallon, IL; his nieces and nephews: Bruce (Pam) Becker, Mary Schaefer, Mark (Linda) Becker, Dale (Cathy) Becker and Karen (Judy Pecina) Becker in addition to many beloved friends.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday July 13, 2021 from 4:00pm-7:00pm at Hoffen Funeral Home, 220 W. Washington St., Millstadt, IL and again on Wednesday July 14, 2021 from 9:00am-10:00am at Trinity Lutheran Church, 503 E. Washington St., Millstadt, IL. Funeral services will follow at 10:00am with Rev. Todd Wilken officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Evergreen Cemetery in Millstadt, IL.

Memorial contributions may be made to Millstadt Township Ambulance Service or Trinity Lutheran Church.
Hoffen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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