William E. Merkel was born Friday December 18, 1936 south of Rozel, Kan. to Cecil and Ifa Merkel. Bill studied Petroleum Engineering at the University of Oklahoma. There, Bill met Kathleen Riley and the two were married September 13, 1958. As a petroleum engineer for Gulf Oil, Bill and family travelled all over the world. Bill is survived by wife Kathy of the home; Eddie and wife Mireille of Edmond; Susan Montague and husband Norris of Las Vegas Nev., Nancy Roman and husband Victor of Oklahoma City, David and his wife Claire of Phoenix, Ariz., 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Visita-tion for Bill will be at Crawford Family Funeral Service, Edmond on Wednesday, Nov. 11, from 12-5:30 p.m., Thursday from 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Fri., from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. with a come-and-go visitation/reception for family and friends from 5-7 p.m. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, November 14, at the Crawford Funeral Chapel. Bill wishes the best for his many friends and family members. As a remembrance of his life, the family requests that you share a meal with someone you love.
Published on  November 9, 2015