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Paul E. Mericle Jr.

July 27, 1960 — April 14, 2024

Sun Prairie

Paul passed away on April 14, 2024 at Meriter Hospital after a very sudden decline in his health due to a long battle of COPD and emphysema. He was 63. 

Paul was born on July 27, 1960, in Kankakee, Illinois to Paul Sr. And Sharon (Neven) Mericle. He lived in Kankakee the first half of his life. 

Surviving are his wife Donna who he married on March 13, 2001 in Jamaica. They moved to Sun Prairie, WI in 2006. 

Also surviving are his daughters, Ashley (Keith) Boyd of Buckingham, Illinois, Alyssa (Kyle) Caho of Normal, Illinois, two stepchildren, Jennifer (Neal) Koblitz of Jupiter, FL, and Brian (Kristina) Mackin of Odessa, FL. 1 Granddaughter and 4 Step grandchildren. 

He was proceeded in death by his parents, sister and both sets of grandparents. 

He enjoyed, fishing, bowling, Formula 1 and Indy Car racing, playing cards, and spending time with family and friends. 

He always had a smile on his face and always made you feel welcome in his presence. 

You never knew when he would show up in a grass skirt, coconut bra or some other kind of goofy outfit. 

You NEVER messed with his hair (unless you were friend or family that did it because he hated it) and he ALWAYS had his reading glasses on top of his head. 

We worked in the auto and truck business and bartended most of his adult life. 

A celebration of life will be held in Illinois from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM on Saturday, May 18, 2024 at the Brookmont Bowling Center at 200 W. Brookmont Blvd, Kankakee IL 60901. 

A celebration of life will be held in Wisconsin from 12 noon until 3:00 PM on Saturday June 1, 2024, at the Rodeside Grill in DeForest, WI. 

Donations can be made to the American Lung Association. 

Please share your memories of Paul by posting in his Guestbook.
Cress Funeral Services
1310 Emerald Terrace, Sun Prairie
(608) 837-9054
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