Merrill R. Louthain, 90, of Logansport, passed away Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, in his home. M.R. will now be pouring sidewalks and curbs of gold.
Born Nov. 20, 1926, in Denver, he was the son of the late Howard and Ethel (Sherrard) Louthain.
On Oct. 31, 1953, at the Broadway Alliance Church, he was married to Mary Alice (Stephens) Louthain, who survives.
During his senior year at Twelve Mile High School, upon turning 18, Merrill joined the U.S. Navy to serve in WWII. He was a member of the American Legion Post 60 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3790.
Merrill worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad as a young man. He also worked for Leo Brown Construction.
In 1962, he founded his own business, M.R. Louthain & Associates, a concrete business now in their third generation of service to this community. The tradition is carried on by his son and grandson. Many people are familiar with the custom imprint found in concrete throughout this community.
Merrill left his mark in this life in many other ways and we are all better people for having known him.
A longtime member of the Miami Baptist Church, Merrill loved the Lord with all his heart and enjoyed the beauty of God's great out-of-doors. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Over the years, he had sponsored girl's and women's softball leagues in Logansport - giving them his full support to help grow the program. He and his wife, Mary, enjoyed traveling the world by cruises, near and far.
Surviving with his wife of nearly 64 years are five children: Sandy (Tim) Friend; Brenda D. Louthain; Merrill Robert "Bob" (Mary) Louthain II; Mary Margaret Homburg and William "Bill" Joseph Louthain, all of Logansport; one brother: Don (Carol) Louthain, Logansport; three sisters: Jane (Art) Andrews, South Carolina; Patricia "Pat" Frank, Logansport and Sharon Carter, Rochester; twelve grandchildren: Jason Kesler, Stacey Ramiro, Donny Friend, Macy Louthain, Merrill Louthain III, Tony Homburg, Ryan Homburg, Matt Homburg, Ike Homburg, Tara Lees, Damon Louthain and Jared Louthain; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four brothers: Russell, Raymond, Jim and Darl Louthain.
A funeral service celebrating Merrill's life will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, in Fisher Funeral Chapel with Dr. Daisok Panmei and Pastor Carol Weaver officiating. Military honors will be accorded to Merrill at the start of the service.
Burial will follow at Ever-Rest Memorial Park.
Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday in the funeral chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to Miami Baptist Church and the Guardian Angel Hospice.
You may share condolences and view his video tribute at www.fisherfuneralchapel.com
Published on August 7, 2017