Sunday, October 14, 2018. Beloved husband of Lori Merlo (nee Knaust); dear father of Andrea (Tanner) Gress, Teresa (Michael) Johnson, Mark (Christie) Raup, Greg Raup and Donna Merlo; dear grandfather of Cody, Colton, James, Charla, Olivia, Anthony Thomas and Alexander; dear brother of Ann (Gayle Curtis) Merlo and Carla (Bob) Bolland; dear uncle of Rachel Bolland and Angela (Tim) Wilson; dear son-in-law of Betty Knaust.

Services: Memorial visitation at KUTIS AFFTON Chapel, 10151 Gravois, Thursday, October 18, 4 p.m. until memorial service at 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Down Syndrome Assoc. of Greater St. Louis or St. Louis Children’s Hospital appreciated. Proud member of Teamsters Local # 610. []