Merlin E. Kelpinski
July 12, 1923 - August 7, 2012
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St. Joseph Catholic Church
410 West Lawrence Street
Appleton, WI 54911
(920) 734-7195 | Map
Saturday 8/11, 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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St. Joseph Catholic Church
410 West Lawrence Street
Appleton, WI 54911
(920) 734-7195 | Map
Saturday 8/11, 10:30 am
St. Joseph Cemetery
Appleton, WI
Monday 8/13, 9:00 am
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map

Merlin E. Kelpinski, of Appleton, age 89, passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 in Waupaca. He was born on July 12, 1923 in Bear Creek, Wisconsin, the son of late Edward and Elizabeth (Pelke) Kelpinski. On September 20, 1944, Merlin married Mary Schuh at Holy Name Catholic Church in Kimberly, she preceded him in…

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Jodi (Schuh) Morris left a message on August 22, 2012:
I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Merlin. I have happy memories of visiting him and Aunt Mary at the cottage and watching my siblings attempt to waterski while I fished on the dock.
Kathy Heuring Ottman left a message on August 16, 2012:
Debbie, so sorry to hear of your father's passing. Heaven is an even better place now with him there.
Brian Schuh left a message on August 15, 2012:
We are sorry to hear about Merlin passing away. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Although I was only up to the cottage a few times, I will always remember catching those huge bluegills on the dock, and fearing for my Dad's life while watching him crash and tumble behind the boat while attempting to water ski. Thanks to Mary and Merlin for making it a lot of fun being a Schuh nephew/cousin.
Betty Banta left a message on August 13, 2012:
So sorry to hear about the passing of your father, grandfather and great-grandfather. My uncle was my godfather and I will miss him. My mom called to tell me tonite, 8/13. My husband was able to download his obituary. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Jeff and Betty Banta
Linnie Brandt left a message on August 12, 2012:
To Debbie and Dave and all of the Kelpinski family, I am sorry for your loss as I admired Merlin and Mary. They managed to instill in their family what they were all about, Faith hope and charity.
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Roger and Nancy Schuh left a message on August 10, 2012:
So sorry to learn of Merlin's death. May he rest in peace with Mary. Our prayers are with you--we will be thinking of you during the service on Saturday.
Candy Williams left a message on August 10, 2012:
Dave & Anita my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Thinking of you, Candy
Fred,Betty,Doug,Gary Abendroth&Bob,Nancy,Jenny,Nicole Sharp&Joni Tyre left a message on August 10, 2012:
Our sympathy to the entire Kelpinski family.We have so many fond memories of the wonderful times spent talking,playing cards&going to dinner during our Waupaca vacation.This is forever branded in our hearts.Fred,Betty&Joni were so blessed to be by his side when Merlin went home to the Lord.Saturday we won't be there in person but we will be there in spirit.He was a wonderful friend and will be missed greatly.Please know our thoughts an prayers are with you.May the memories you cherish help to ease the burden of your loss.God speed be with the entire Kelpinski family.
Michael & Amy Brey left a message on August 10, 2012:
Dave & Anita, So sorry to hear about your loss. We are thinking of you and your family. Amy & Michael Brey
Carolyn Sipple left a message on August 10, 2012:
Sorry for your loss of dear, sweet Merlin. I'm sure he's happy to be with your Mom. I played in the 500 Club with Mary for over 40 years. We had many good times with your parents over the years. They were a very special couple. My sympathy to you all.
JUDI UTECH (KELPINSKI) left a message on August 8, 2012:
I AM SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. MERLIN WAS A VERY KIND MAN AND A GREAT UNCLE:> YOU ARE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.
Ann And Vern Schuh left a message on August 8, 2012:
Sorry to hear about our loss of Merlin. We will not be able to be there physically but we will be there in spirit. We will offer our masses for Merlin on thursday and sunday and continue to keep him in our daily prayers. God bless all of you.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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