Richard Lawrence Merchlewitz, of Winona, was born March 27, 1958 at home. On September 10, 2019, at the age of 61, he passed away peacefully at Mayo Clinic Hospitals, St. Mary's Rochester Campus in Rochester with family by his side. He fought a 3 year 7 month battle against Small Cell Lung Cancer Stage 4 with metastases and Lambert Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome.
Your chains are gone. May you now experience freedom, health, calmness and all the things the land of the living lacked to provide for you. Know that we will always walk with you in our hearts. We love you. Per Rick's wishes a private family gathering will be held. An account to cover burial costs has been established. Donations can be made at "Gofundme.com/f/RickMerchlewitz." Gifts may be sent to 1233 Country Drive, Winona, MN 55987
So very sorry to hear of Ricks passing.
we are thinking of all the family. take care,
Bob and Lois Wenzel
Thinking of you all so much! Sending thoughts, prayers...and most of all love!
I’m hoping for peace for the family during a difficult time. May the memories you all have keep you lifted and bring you peace and strength. My condolences. Lori Edwards-Class of ‘76.
Above and beyond
so very sorry the lose my love and heart goes out too you and the family strength & courage
Rich, Nancy and Family~
May you find comfort in the days ahead and cherish his memory.
My family the Brands, long time friends of this family, send our sincere sorrows to Karla, Shania, Nancy, Richard, and all your brothers and their families on the sad death of Rick. He is not alone but with his brothers, Randy, and Roger peacefully in Heaven with our Father Almighty. Our prayers and love are with you all in this so sad time. I love your family, such great boys and so happy I knew all of them. Nancy Lorenz
Our sincere condolences to all of Rick's family.. He as a great guy..May God be with you all.
All my Love Karla, your strength and courage and care has been insurmountable. I wish you and your family great peace.
Love, Lisa Iserman and family.
You will be missed Rick. Will miss your laugh and your presence :(
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