Merrill, Mercedes Louisette, Saginaw, Michigan

Beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, passed away on Tuesday, December 21, 2010, at Cartwright Hospice Residence. She was 91 years old. Mercedes L. Cauvin was born on August 28, 1919, in Rouen, France. She married Foster Merrill in April 1946 in France and she moved to Saginaw in 1947, where she resided most of her life. Her husband, Foster, predeceased her in death on January 9, 1984. She was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church. Surviving are a daughter, Chantal (Jeffrey) Franson of Saginaw; a son, Robert D. Merrill; two grandchildren: Lindsay Franson and (Brad Nathanial) Rohde of Fenton, and Grant (Holly) Franson of Clarkston; and three great grandchildren: Madeline Rohde, Jeffrey and Jack Franson (on the way). Also surviving are one sister and two brothers. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of Heartland Hospice and Cartwright Hospice Residence for all their loving care and support. Private Funeral Service will take place on Tuesday, December 28, 2010, at Oakwood Mausoleum. Fr. James G. Heller will officiate. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Heartland Hospice, 1426 Straits Drive, Bay City, MI 48706 or Cartwright Hospice Residence, 3443 Hospital Road, Saginaw, MI 48603. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family through www.deislerfuneralhome.com.