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“My condolences to the family; I worked with Lou Ann at Lincoln and she was such a joy, always a smile and greeting. I am so saddened to hear of this...Read More »
1 of 23 | Posted by: A friend

“Dave,So sorry to hear of Lou Ann's passing. Our thoughts, prayers, and sympathy are with you and your family. We hope special memories always keep...Read More »
2 of 23 | Posted by: Dawn Schwehn - New Haven, IN

“My dear sweet Lou Ann, my heart is heavy knowing that your ready smile, witt, and bright spirit has left us. I loved working with you at Lincoln and...Read More »
3 of 23 | Posted by: Cher Teach - Palm Coast, FL

“Dave,I am holding you up in prayer! I am here if you need anything!Gary Boschain (Minister friend from the YMCA) ”
4 of 23 | Posted by: Gary Boschain - Warsaw, IN

“My sweet aunt Lou Ann, who was quick to a laugh and so warm and gracious will be forever a held in our hearts. A piece of our family's foundation has...Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: Molly Merkler - New York, NY

Christmas 1955 at Uncle John and Aunt Vera Beaver, North Manchester “Lou Ann was my first cousin and we shared many fun times together when our families got together for Holidays. She will be missed but our memories...Read More »
6 of 23 | Posted by: Sally Beaver Furney - Fort Wayne, IN

“Dave and family, So sorry for your loss. LouAnn was such a beautiful loving person She will be missed. Prayers to you and the family ”
7 of 23 | Posted by: Peggy and Rod Bryant - IN

“I am so sorry for your loss - sending sympathy and prayers to you and your family ”
8 of 23 | Posted by: Shonee Bobilya - Fort Wayne, IN

“Oh my dear friend, how I will miss you. Lou Ann was the kindest, sweetest person. We had kindred love for lake life. Looking back, I'm so glad we...Read More »
9 of 23 | Posted by: Susie Musser - Fort Wayne, IN

“Lou Ann was one of God's special gifts to us. I worked with Lou Ann at Lincoln and every time I saw her she had a smile and always had time to stop...Read More »
10 of 23 | Posted by: Nancy (Reynolds) Edelen - IN

“I was lucky to work with Lou Ann for many years. She was always a lot of fun and kind to everyone. We have all been praying for her. She will be...Read More »
11 of 23 | Posted by: Trina Mills - Leo, IN - Friend

“Such a special lady! I was blessed to enjoy her friendship for so many years. I loved Lou Ann and I will miss her so very much. Dave, Joe, John,...Read More »
12 of 23 | Posted by: Sandy Hopper - Fort Wayne, IN

“What a sweet, loving and caring person! I'm so saddened by her loss, which was way too soon. I'm so blessed to have known and worked with her at...Read More »
13 of 23 | Posted by: Vicki Spurling - Fort Wayne, IN

“Peace to your Family. Nub and Sue Niles ”
14 of 23 | Posted by: Nub and Sue Niles - North Webster, IN

“Sweet Lou Ann. Such a kind smile. So many great memories, vacations, dinners. Dave and family- you will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers ”
15 of 23 | Posted by: Sharon Pruitt - Fort Wayne, IN

“So sorry to hear of Lou Ann's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
16 of 23 | Posted by: Donna Sponseller

“Dave & Family,My deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear wife, mother, and grandmother. I only remember meeting Lou Ann once or twice, but I recall...Read More »
17 of 23 | Posted by: Judy Poiry Gradl - Louisville, KY

“DEAR DAVE AND FAMILY, PLEASE KNOW WE HAVE YOU IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS AT THIS SAD TIME. WE HAD SO MANY GOOD TIMES AT THE LAKE...TAKE CARE, LOVE...Read More »
18 of 23 | Posted by: Monte & Mary Jo Schenkel - IN

“So sorry for your loss. Lou Ann had a wonderful, joyful spirit. She was such a joy to be around. ”
19 of 23 | Posted by: Karen Griffith - Syracuse, IN

“Dave, Joe, John, Sara, and all,Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless all of you with His strength and peace at this...Read More »
20 of 23 | Posted by: Rose Ann Scranton - Fort Wayne, IN

“I know left that you have been ill for a while,but it is hard when you find that you have left us. My sympathy goes to your family. PRAYERS I just...Read More »
21 of 23 | Posted by: Janice Emgelberth - Warsaw, IN

“I was 9 when Dave and Lou Ann were married. I was not happy about him getting married because he was my favorite! But she won me over with her...Read More »
22 of 23 | Posted by: Becky Davis - Goshen, IN - Family

“We have good memories of Lou Ann at the Lake! We are Praising the Lord... as she met Our Lord on his Birthday! Sorry for your loss... We are...Read More »
23 of 23 | Posted by: Gary and Linda Mast - Warsaw, IN


Lou Ann Merkler, 64, passed away Sunday, December 25, 2016 at her home in Warsaw. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Lou Ann was the daughter of the late Paul and Mary Beaver. Lou Ann earned her associated degree in business from IPFW. She worked for Lincoln Life for 41 years prior to her retirement. Lou Ann absolutely loved "Lake Life." She enjoyed spending time with her close friend Kay Schoeff and getting together with the "Fab Five" ladies from her working years at Lincoln. She loved her family and cherished her grandchildren. Surviving are her husband of 41 years, David Merkler of Warsaw; children, Joe (Melissa) Merkler of Spencerville, John (Alycia) Merkler of Fort Wayne, Sara Merkler of Warsaw; grandchildren, Tyler, Kerrington, Ryan, Noah, Ayden, Ella, Elijah, and Grace; brother, Mike (Renee) Beaver of North Webster, and her beloved dog, Oscar. Lou Ann was preceded in death by her grandson, Gabriel Merkler. Service is 11:00 am, Friday, December 30, 2016 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 917 W Jefferson Blvd with calling one hour prior, Pastor Thomas Eggold officiating. Calling at D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Road Thursday, December 29, 2016, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Burial in Concordia Cemetery Gardens, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Memorials may be made to the St. Mary's Soup Kitchen, YMCA Community Fund, or Colon Cancer Alliance at http://www.ccalliance.org/. To sign the online guest book, go to www.domccombandsons.com