John Merrin Jr., 90, Stevens Point, died Sunday, May 26, 2013, at Oakridge Emeritus Living Center.
Military burial services will be held at the Ashland Cemetery in Ashland, Ohio.
Shuda Funeral Services of Stevens Point and Plover are assisting the family. Condolences may be offered online at www.shudafuneral.com.
Mr. Merrin was born Nov. 27, 1922, in Detroit, Mich., a son of the late John and Effie (Gillies) Merrin.
After graduation from Western Reserve Academy Prep School in Hudson, Ohio, he entered the United States Army in 1943. He served in Army intelligence during the Battle of Okinawa.
After an honorable discharge, he earned a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., in 1947.
He worked in property management in Minneapolis, Chicago, and in Stevens Point prior to his retirement.
Survivors include two first cousins, Linda Dribben and Bonnie Laitner-Williams.