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Merlin M. Shaver

Merlin M. Shaver (right) and his grandson, Robert J. Odette (Left), dressed for the 2010 Memorial Day Parade in Marshall, MI. Merlin is a member of the Marshall VFW Post 4073. Robert is a member of the American Legion - Stanley E. Lamb Post 79 (located in Marshall). Photo Date: May 31, 2010.

Merlin M. Shaver is the eighth child of Orville Clayton & Bessie Eva (Perry) Shaver. He was born in 1923* in Michigan, USA.

On January 19, 1942, he married June L. Ruddock. June was the daughter of Forrest Eugene & Carrie (Coats) Ruddock.

On March 8, 1943, Merlin enlisted in the US Army and went on to serve in WWII. His wife, June, passed away on June 29, 2009 in Marshall, Calhoun County, Michigan.

Together, Merlin & June had five children:

Betty Gene (Shaver) Odette/Sipe [living]

Larry Dean Shaver [living]

Sandra L. (Shaver) Wood [living]

Janis Marie (Shaver) Holibaugh [living]

Patricia Ann (Shaver) Dunn/Schragg [living]


*Note: Specific birth dates are not listed for living persons for the privacy of these individuals.