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Patricia Merriman



Patricia Merriman, age 68, of Carrington, ND, died Thursday, April 07, 2016, at Carrington Health Center, Carrington. 


Patricia Louise Brenner was born July 23, 1947, in Parkston, SD, the daughter of Harold and Janice (Roeder) Brenner.  She attended school in Woonsocket and graduated from Woonsocket High School.

Patricia was united in marriage to William Merriman on February 12, 1966, in Denver, CO, and later moved back to Woonsocket. In 1976, she and Bill moved to Bottineau, ND, where Pat did daycare in their home. In 1993, they moved to Carrington where she worked for the Chieftain for 10 years, and later went to work at Super Valu for a time.

Pat enjoyed spending time with her family and traveling places with them. Her hobbies included bowling, playing bingo, reading, dancing, and computer socializing. She also enjoyed her cats, and bird watching.

Pat was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and was involved in many church activities.

She is survived by her husband Bill Merriman; four sons Jeffrey (Vicki) Merriman, Selma, NC, Christopher Merriman, Prescott, AZ, Matthew (Dawn) Merriman, Lewisburg, WV, and Mark Merriman, Wahpeton, ND; seven grandchildren; one brother Scott Brenner, Gilbert, AZ; two sisters Cheryl Kahle, Piedmont, SD, and Nancy (Mike) Sager, Queens Creek, AZ.

Patricia was preceded in death by her parents; one brother Herold Brenner; and Bill’s parents John and Pauline Merriman.



Evans Funeral Home, Carrington, ND


Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 7:00PM


St. Wilfrid's Catholic Cemetery, Woonsocket, SD


Friday, April 15, 2016 at 2:00PM

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Name: Susan Merkle

Date: 11/10/16

Message: Mr. Merriman and family,

I am so sorry to hear about Pat passing on. She was a wonderful woman. I met her when I was a kid in 1993. I had just moved back to ND from MS and she was a good friend to me. I miss her smile and sense of humor. My prayers and sympathy to you.




Date: April 23, 2016

Message: Dear Merriman Family,

I was so surprised to see Pat's obituary in the Bottineau Courant. 

Thank you for doing that.

Pat was a kind person, loved her family, and had a ready smile for everyone.  My prayerful sympathy to you all.

Sue Roeder



Name: Mark and Amie Roeder

Date: 23-April

Message: Merriman Family,

We are very sorry to hear of Pat's passing.  We will keep her and your whole family in our thought and prayers.  We will keep the fond memories of her from Bottineau and Woonsocket alive.

- Amie and Mark Roeder



Name: Carrie Johnson

Date: 4/20/16

Message: Dear Merriman Family, I was shocked to see the Obit of Pat in the Bottineau Courant today.  I am so sorry to hear of Pat's passing.  Pat was such a nice lady and a great day care provider.  We thought so much of the whole family, we even had a couple of boys babysit from time to time.  Our kids loved them! We were so sad when you moved away. We all lost a wonderful person when we lost Pat, she will be missed very much.  Keeping you in our thoughts and prayer; until we meet again one day. With Deepest Sympathy, Carrie, Brian, Wade, Kelly and Carmin Johnson, Bottineau, ND



Name: Don Folkert

Date: 4-12-2016

Message: Bill, Jeff, Chris, Matthew, Mark and families:

So sorry about your loss.  I remember all of the fun times in Bottineau.  May God Bless all of you and Pat. 

Your friend, Don



Name: Skye (Folkert) Leedahl

Date: 4/12/2016

Message: I'm so sorry to hear about your loss.  I have such fond memories of going to Pat's for daycare in Bottineau, and I will cherish these memories forever.  I always felt like one of your family members.  My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.  -Skye (Folkert) Leedahl



Name: Arlene Erickson-Alvord

Date: 4/12/2016

Message: Bill and family - My deepest sympathy to you in your loss.  I always enjoyed visiting with Pat when you lived across the street in Bottineau.  Remember the last time I went thru Carrington and stopped at the house and had a nice chat with her.  Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers as you mourn your wife, mother and grandmother.

Arlene Erickson-Alvord



Name: Linda Lauckner

Date: April 9,2016

Message: Bill,  Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your wife.  Our thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family. Your friends, Roger and Linda

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