Arthur Sherman Merrill, 57, of Lafayette passed away Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019.

He was born Sept. 29, 1961, at Crawfordsville, to the late Fredrick “Ted” Merrill Sr. and to Carol (Blunk) Merrill.

Arthur graduated from Fountain Central High School in 1979.

His marriage in 1983 was to Kelly Van Dorn and she survives.

Arthur worked for RR Donnelley & Sons as a press operator for 24 years.

He enjoyed fishing and mushrooming, and loved sharing these hobbies with his children, grandchildren and family.

Surviving are his wife, Kelly Merrill of Florida; his daughters, Kenon (Tom) Payton of Lafayette and Mekale (Travis) Julian of Huntington; and his sister, Luann Dowdell of Fort Wayne. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Emma, Eli, Abigail, Wyatt and Miles.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Terry Merrill Sr., Fredrick Merrill and Timothy Merrill.

No services will be held.

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