Longtime Sherman County resident, Merlyn E. Boll, 94, died Saturday, July 28, 2018 at the Good Samaritan Center in Goodland.
Merlyn was born on October 26, 1923 in rural Cheyenne County to Fred and Sophia (Rust) Boll. He was baptized with his brother Raymond, at the Cheyenne Valley Lutheran Church, south of Wheeler, Kansas. He graduated from St. Francis High School in 1941. He then served in the Korean War in the 20th Infantry, 6th Division.
In October of 1950, Merlyn married Shirley Mitchell. They had four children. Merlyn and Shirley farmed in Northwest Sherman County until 1996 when they retired and moved to Goodland.
Preceding him in death was his parents, his wife Shirley, one son Donald and a brother Raymond.
He is survived by his sister Darlene Feikert and brother Laverne Boll of St. Francis; two daughters, Susan (Johnny) Jones of Basehor, Kansas, and Janice Boll of Hutchinson, Kansas, and one son Wayne Boll of Denver, Colorado. He is also survived by five grandchildren.
Cremation has been chosen and a Memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be designated to the Ronald McDonald House or to Hospice Service of Northwest Kansas – Sherman County and may be sent to Koons-Russell Funeral Home, 211 N. Main Ave., Goodland, KS 67735.