Skip to main content

Obituary - Merrill, Phyllis

Nov 21, 2013 07:53PM ● Published by Trisha Schweiger

Phyllis A. Merrill, age 84, of Beaver Dam, died on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at Hillside Manor.

Private family services will be held and cremation has taken place.

The former Phyllis Ann Yaktus was born on June 17, 1929 in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin to Frank and Lilly R. (Peters) Yaktus. On May 27, 1950 she was united in marriage with Bruce J. “Dutch” Merrill in Beaver Dam. Phyllis worked as a cashier at Beaver Dam Kmart for 13 years. She spent the majority of her life as a homemaker and was a loving mother and grandmother. Phyllis enjoyed swimming at the YMCA and taking her bus trips to the casinos.

Survivors are her children, Pamela Peters of Waupun, Cindy Graff of Wausau, Patrick Merrill of Beaver Dam and Maureen Vance of Eau Claire; grandchildren, Kip (Nancy) Peters of Fox Lake, Ryan (Jeanette) Peters of Fox Lake, Erin (Jeremy) Blum of Cadott, Shannon Wise (Dan Kieffer) of Wausau, Nate Vance of Eau Claire, Luke (Morgan) Vance of Eau Claire, and Nick Vance of Madison; great grandchildren, Stephanie (Simon) Kurt, Eric Anaya, Alyssa Peters and Mayzie Peters, Nolan and Ali Blum, Skylar Wise, Makenna, Landon and Piper Vance; sister, Fran Manske of Beaver Dam; brother, Rollie Yaktus of Beaver Dam; all of her Hillside Manor family; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Dutch; brothers, Frank and Terry Yatus; and son-in-law, Dean Graff.

The Murray Funeral Home, 131 East Maple Avenue in Beaver Dam, is caring for the family.  To leave condolences, for directions, or for other information, please visit our website at www.MurrayFH.com

obituary
  • Tour de Marsh

    10/18/2017
    07:00AM — 10:00AM

    It is time to shake the cobwebs out of the Tour de Marsh kick-off ride and make it relevant for t...


  • Community Art Project Exhibit

    10/18/2017
    01:00PM — 04:00PM

    The Community Art Project is intended to raise awareness of the visual arts by reaching out to th...


  • Field Day on the Farm

    10/18/2017
    04:30PM — 05:30PM

    Beaver Dam Lake property owners are invited to view soil and nutrient conservation practices bein...


  • Tour de Marsh

    10/19/2017
    07:00AM — 10:00AM

    It is time to shake the cobwebs out of the Tour de Marsh kick-off ride and make it relevant for t...


  • Community Art Project Exhibit

    10/19/2017
    01:00PM — 04:00PM

    The Community Art Project is intended to raise awareness of the visual arts by reaching out to th...


  • BDACT: Lombardi, the play

    10/19/2017
    07:30PM

    October 11 at 7:30 (Final dress rehearsal and preview night) $5.00 October 13 at 7:30pm Octob...


  • Tour de Marsh

    10/20/2017
    07:00AM — 10:00AM

    It is time to shake the cobwebs out of the Tour de Marsh kick-off ride and make it relevant for t...


  • Community Art Project Exhibit

    10/20/2017
    01:00PM — 04:00PM

    The Community Art Project is intended to raise awareness of the visual arts by reaching out to th...


  • BDACT: Lombardi, the play

    10/20/2017
    07:30PM

    October 11 at 7:30 (Final dress rehearsal and preview night) $5.00 October 13 at 7:30pm Octob...


  • Tour de Marsh

    10/21/2017
    07:00AM — 10:00AM

    It is time to shake the cobwebs out of the Tour de Marsh kick-off ride and make it relevant for t...


  • Dementia Care and Concerns Workshop

    10/21/2017
    09:00AM — 11:00AM

    Parish Nurse Coordinator Bob Gionet, RN, and St. Mary’s Health Ministry Board invite you to join ...


  • International Archaeology Day

    10/21/2017
    09:00AM — 04:00PM

    Step into an archaeologist’s boots to explore how these professionals piece together history. Dig...


  • Harvest Fest

    10/21/2017
    01:00PM — 04:00PM

    Bring your family and friends to Peace Lutheran's 5th annual Harvest Fest on Saturday, October 21...


  • BDACT: Lombardi, the play

    10/21/2017
    07:30PM

    October 11 at 7:30 (Final dress rehearsal and preview night) $5.00 October 13 at 7:30pm Octob...


  • Tour de Marsh

    10/22/2017
    07:00AM — 10:00AM

    It is time to shake the cobwebs out of the Tour de Marsh kick-off ride and make it relevant for t...


  • Community Art Project Exhibit

    10/22/2017
    01:00PM — 04:00PM

    The Community Art Project is intended to raise awareness of the visual arts by reaching out to th...


  • Tour de Marsh

    10/23/2017
    07:00AM — 10:00AM

    It is time to shake the cobwebs out of the Tour de Marsh kick-off ride and make it relevant for t...


  • Tour de Marsh

    10/24/2017
    07:00AM — 10:00AM

    It is time to shake the cobwebs out of the Tour de Marsh kick-off ride and make it relevant for t...


  • Hospitality Training 101

    10/24/2017
    07:30AM — 09:00AM

    Hospitality Training 101 Send your front line staff, receptionists, sales associates and other...


  • Mom's Unite Evening Meet Up

    10/24/2017
    06:00PM — 07:00PM

    Join us for a Mom's Group! Bring your kids or bring yourself! The choice is yours! Our Mom's g...



High School Sports
Weekly Recipes