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Merlin β€œMerl” E. Huhn

Merlin β€œMerl” E. Huhn, 69, Cadott, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, May 14, 2020, at Sacred Heart Hospital.

Merl was born in Chippewa County, to Errol β€œCheesie” and Geraldine Huhn, and grew up in the Cadott area.

He attended college at UWSuperior and UW-Eau Claire, graduating from UW-Eau Claire.

Merl was a master cheesemaker and worked in the dairy business for many years. He also owned a farm, ran a milk route, and had a 21-year career as a Wisconsin state food inspector.

He served the community, first as an EMT, as a member of the Cadott Chamber of Commerce and most recently, as a trustee for the Village of Cadott.

Merl’s joy was his lifelong marriage to Joyce, and the various hobbies and activities they shared. They enjoyed ballroom dancing and he loved spending time with his family. He was an outdoorsman who loved nature, fishing, hunting, trap shooting and golfing.

Merl was a caring and generous man, who always did the right thing, and put his family and friends first. He will be missed more than words can describe.

He is survived by his devoted wife – Joyce; his children – Kelly Centofanti (Mike Ryer) and Bart Chapek (JoAnn Danielson); grandchildren – Carrie Chapek and Bonnie Chapek; his sisters – Cheri Huhn, Lynette Huhn and Brenda Huhn (Mark Schoonover); his niece Shellie (Doug) Asher; great-niece – Tayler Asher; and great-nephew – Zachary Asher.

He is preceded in death by his parents – Errol and Geraldine Huhn.

Private family services were held. Leiser Funeral Home in Cadott, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Online condolences may be expressed at leiserfuneralhome. com. 89474