Oehring, Merlien "Merk", Saginaw Township, Michigan


Passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 24, 2013. Age 88 years. Merlien Ferone Gillis was born January 19, 1925 in Saginaw to Henry and Flista (Beck) Gillis. She married Donald Oehring in 1947. He predeceased her in 2007. Merk was an active member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, was a great bowler, and was a dedicated fundraiser for charities. She worked at Bell Telephone for many years, and later for Radewahn Realty. Surviving are three sons and one daughter; Dave (Pam) Oehring, Rodney (Leslie) Oehring, Mrs. Darla (KC) Braun, and Steve (Sally) Oehring, 11 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three sisters; Joan Schibelhut, Joyce Engelke, and Betty (Koepke) Kunkelman. A memorial service will take place on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. at Reitz Herzberg Funeral Home, 1550 S. Midland Road. Rev. Carl Otto will officiate. Friends and family will gather at the funeral home on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Memorial offerings are suggested to Saginaw Senior Center or St. Paul's Lutheran Church. www.reitzherzberg.com