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Ellis E. Mercier

July 9, 1931 June 21, 2019
Ellis E. Mercier
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Obituary for Ellis E. Mercier

Ellis E. Mercier, 87, Oconto, passed away Friday, June 21, 2019 at home surrounded by his family. Ellis was born July 9, 1931 in Green Bay to the late Edward and Mildred (Topel) Mercier. He married Audrey Wessley on January 27, 1951. She preceded him in death on June 13, 2001. In his younger years Ellis was a scuba instructor and belonged to the Neptune Nimrods. He was a history buff and especially enjoyed Oconto and Pensaukee history. He was even referred to as the “perch” expert on PBS. Ellis served his country during the Korean War in the US Army. Ellis worked for Northwest Engineering Co. for twelve years and then for Kennametal, where he found his calling and love of the job and customers, for twenty five years until his retirement. He moved to Oconto Falls in 1976, bought the Caldwell House and so it became the Mercier’s Hotel and continued to have it in the family for thirty years. In 2016 Ellis went on the Honor Flight. In 2006 he traveled to Germany with his friend TJ Smith and his wife Juel. Ellis enjoyed watching any Wisconsin sporting event. He also enjoyed lotto scratch offs and going to the casino. He was a member of First American Lutheran Church, Oconto, Oconto American Legion, Oconto County Historical Society and Oconto Harbor Commission.

Ellis is survived by two daughters, Lori Mercier, Jane (Junior) Marquardt; three sons, Michael (Brenda) Mercier, Andy (Jenny) Mercier, Joseph (John Kokkines) Mercier; a brother, Donald “Bucco” (Kay) Mercier; significant other, Cathy Brill and her family; eleven grandchildren, Ashleigh (Jeff), Allison, Tyler, Nicole, Kyle, Brandon (Mina), Ryan, Cory (Jodi), Christie, William, Fallon, Briana (Koty), and ten great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Darla and Bonnie Mercier; and a brother, Eugene Mercier.

The family will receive relatives and friends at the Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto, from 4 to 8 PM Thursday, June 27, 2019. Visitation will continue on Friday, June 28, from 9 to 11 AM at First American Lutheran Church, Oconto. Funeral service will be conducted 11 AM Friday at the church with the Rev. Fred Mai officiating. Burial will be at Brookside Cemetery with Military Rites by all Oconto Veteran Organizations. Online condolences may be expressed at www.gallagherfuneralhome.net.

A special thank you to Dr. Verma, Sara Pickard, Dr. Wittman and the staff at Unity Hospice. Also special thanks to family and friends of Hi Seas Marina.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

27

Jun

4:00 PM 6/27/2019 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 6/27/2019 8:00:00 PM
Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Service

217 Congress St.
Oconto, WI 54153

Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Service
217 Congress St. Oconto 54153 WI
United States

Visitation

Friday

28

Jun

9:00 AM 6/28/2019 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 6/28/2019 11:00:00 AM
First American Lutheran Church

511 Madison St.
Oconto, WI 54153

First American Lutheran Church
511 Madison St. Oconto 54153 WI
United States

Service

Friday

28

Jun

11:00 AM 6/28/2019 11:00:00 AM
First American Lutheran Church

511 Madison St.
Oconto, WI 54153

Funeral service by Rev. Fred Mai.

First American Lutheran Church
511 Madison St. Oconto 54153 WI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Brookside Cemetery Final Resting Place

4309 Brookside Cemetery Road
Abrams, WI 54101

4309 Brookside Cemetery Road Abrams 54101 WI
United States
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