Timothy R. Merkle

January 15, 1955 - February 12, 2011

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MERKLE, Timothy R. beloved husband of Nancy Merkle (nee Friedhoff), loving father of Chad (Angie) and Stephanie Merkle, dear brother of Jeff (Cheryl) Merkle, devoted son of Celest and the late Richard Merkle. Suddenly Saturday February 12, 2011 age 56. Visitation at the Hodapp Funeral Home 6041 Hamilton Ave., College Hill Thursday from 9:30 am until funeral service at 11:30 am. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.


peggy - Feb 17, 2011

Nancy, Stephanie, Chad and Angie

We share your grief and will miss Tim very much. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers for a long time. Nancy please know that you can ask for our help at anytime.

Wishing you peace at this sad time
Randy and Peggy Truman

Sandi Hill - Feb 17, 2011

Nancy, Tim had me laughing every time I saw him. He will be missed by all, both near and far away. Many times life throws hardships to you we don’t understand, but with the aid of faith, family and friends life can still be fun and not just autopilot. We love you.

Joe & Karen Schlosser - Feb 17, 2011

My deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers for the entire family. Tim was a great man and I was always so grateful to him for visiting my Grandfather (Joe Schlosser)and bringing him delicious food.

Warmest regards,
Joe Schlosser

Tom Samuels - Feb 17, 2011


Although I only met Tim in recent times through work, my initial impression was what a nice and caring guy. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this difficult time.

Roxanne Alexander - Feb 16, 2011

Back in high school Tim and Nancy both always made us girls feel more than welcome in their home. Whether acting as a meeting place for our senior prom, checking in on use while painting Stephs room in the basement, or just making us all laugh. And of course I’ll never forget our senior trip and how much fun we had thanks to Tims generosity. My deepest sympathies are extended to the Merkle family.

Jo Ann Behrle - Feb 16, 2011

I know Tim is telling his fun stories to everybody by now. Oh how we will miss all the fun times, whether it be on the patio, at our dining room table playing cards, or grabbing a few drinks. Our hearts and prayers are with you all, and we will be here for you for anything. Love from Jo Ann, Terry and Kellie

Sima & Barbara Paunesku - Feb 16, 2011

We were so shocked and sadden when we heard about Tim. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, He will be missed greatly.

Heidi Hader Whitaker - Feb 16, 2011

Nancy and family

You all are in our thoughts and prays in this terrible time in your life.

From all you freinds
American Legion Post 513

Charlene Raaker - Feb 16, 2011

Nancy, I am so sorry to hear about Tim. I worked with him at Clovernook and he used to meet some of us at Fricker’s on Friday nights for a couple of drinks. He was always so much fun to be around and always had a smile on his face. We will miss him very much. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Brittany Banatwala(Turner) - Feb 16, 2011

Steph, Chad, and Nancy, You are in our thoughts and prayers. Tim was an awesome person and will be missed by everyone that had the privilege to know him. But will live on in our thoughts and memories. “Those that we love never truly leave us.” -the turner family

Wayne, Sheri & Aaron Siniff - Feb 16, 2011

With all the pain, loneliness, and questions – may the loving thoughts and heartfelt prayers of others bring you and your family comfort. With our deepest sympathy, The Siniff Family

Linda LaChance Tapke - Feb 15, 2011

Nancy, I am so sorry to hear about Tim. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this very difficult time.


Sarah Fertig - Feb 15, 2011

My thoughts and sympathies are with the Merkles. Tim was always so much fun to reconnect with at family reunions, and he always talked about how important Nancy and the kids are to him. He will be missed terribly.

Janet Burkett - Feb 15, 2011

Nancy, I was so sorry to here of your loss and I know the sorrow you will feel in the days and weeks to come. Just remember that time does heal the hurt and loss but you will never forget Tim.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, take care.

Love, Janet

Blaine Jackson - Feb 15, 2011

Nancy, Chad, and Steph,
My deepest thoughts and prayers are with you and your family & friends during this time of sadness in your lives.

As we all understand, our Lord has plans for Tim and how he will continue to be a loyal servant for his work. He will now by watching over you from above and celebrating life in a renewed way.

All the Best

Sherry Kauffung - Feb 15, 2011

There are only a few people that we encounter in a life time that have humble sincerity and a true zest for life, Tim was one of those few.

He will always be admired and loved but most of all for his dedicated love to his beautiful wife and wonderful children.

May his family and friends who he now joins in Heaven enjoy his humor as much as we did!

Sherry and Chris Kauffung

Robin Usalis - Feb 15, 2011

Our sympathies go out to the entire Merkle family. Tim’s big heart and friendly nature will always be remembered warmly by his friends here at Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Don & Janie Jasper - Feb 15, 2011

Nancy and Family; You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Please know that as long as your heart feels sadness, we hope you also feel the caring of your friends and family. Don’t ever forget that Tim’s light will always shine within you! Our love and prayers, Don & Janie

Patty Welsh and Family - Feb 15, 2011

We will miss our wonderful friend and neighbor, Tim. He always had a smile and a hug for us. We had so much fun, either sitting on our front porches on Neil Drive,watching the kids playing outside or shooting the bull on Tim and Nancy’s back patio. We will remember Tim forever. Love and miss you so much Tim.

Judy Fertig - Feb 15, 2011

It’s so sad to lose Tim. I still can’t believe it. You’re all in my thoughts and prayers.
My love to you all.

Julie Merkle Fox - Feb 15, 2011

Tim-We know you are probably raising h— up above. You will be truly missed amongst family and friends. We love you.
Julie and John Fox

Jason, Jaime and Sam Rudolph - Feb 15, 2011

We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Kenwood Girls - Feb 15, 2011

We Love you and are thinking of you and your family. Love your 207 family!

Joyce Weber - Feb 15, 2011

I am so sorry for your loss. I think of your children and how hard it will be for all of you. My prayers go out to you. You were there for me and I so wish that I could be there for you. Many fun times with you and Tim with the things that we did. God Bless and keep you safe.
Love Joyce

Mark Heitfeld - Feb 15, 2011

I am at a loss of words with the shock of this news. Please accept our deepest sympathies and know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and the kids during this time of grief.

Mark & Angela Heitfeld

MIKE & DIANE COLE - Feb 15, 2011


Sheila Bryant - Feb 15, 2011

Nancy, Chad and Stephanie I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Tim back in the magazine days at Ohio Periodical. My prayers are with you and your family.

Joni and Gary Mataitis - Feb 15, 2011

Dear Nancy,

Words cannot express how sorry we are for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Joni and Gary Mataitis

Lindsey Hummel - Feb 15, 2011

The Merkle family is in our prayers!

Pamela J. Cromer (Hargis) - Feb 15, 2011

We are deeply saden to hear about
the death of Tim.

We were neighbors growing up and
I share alot of memories of our


Mr and Mrs Marvin Martin - Feb 15, 2011

Our deepest sympathy to you Aunt Nancy, Chad, and Stephanie. May God bless you in this time of need.

Love Always,
Marvin, Trista, Leigha, Tyler, Migeal, and Zariah.

Norm and Sharon Obert - Feb 15, 2011

So sorry to hear about Tim’s death.

Be assured that your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Norm and Sharon

Stephanie Merkle - Feb 15, 2011


I know that you are looking down on me from heaven and smiling at all of us!!! Just know that we love you so very much and you will be missed… We are going to make sure we celebrate your life on Thursday and everyday!!! Love you daddy!!

Love Stevie :)