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Dustin L. Merriman

Published: Saturday, June 7, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT
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Dustin L. Merriman

LEAF RIVER – Dustin L. Merriman, 20, of Leaf River, died peacefully Thursday, June 5, 2014, at Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon.

Dustin was born June 8, 1993, in Rockford, the son of Dale and Theresa (Cagle) Merriman. He was a graduate of Ogle County Educational Cooperative through Byron and Oregon. Dustin loved music and dancing, basketball, and balloons. He truly loved Elvis and Barney. Dustin will be greatly missed by his whole family, near and far.

Dustin is survived by his father, Dale (Sarah Slater) Merriman of Leaf River; his mother, Theresa Cagle of Rochelle; sister, Samantha “Sam” Merriman of Dixon; two brothers, Caleb Merriman of Oregon and Drake Merriman of Forreston; his great-grandparents, Lloyd and Darlene Merriman of Compton; his grandparents, Dennis Merriman of Winchester, Kansas, and Christine Merriman of Sycamore; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents.

A celebration of Dustin’s life will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, his 21st birthday, at Finch Funeral Home, 405 E. Hitt St., Mount Morris. In lieu of flowers, those attending are asked to bring a balloon to share. Balloons will be released after prayers at 8 p.m.

A memorial has been established at Stillman Bank in Byron.

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