Obituary: Keith L. Merryfield

Keith L. Merryfield

Keith L. Merryfield

Keith L. Merryfield of Cottonwood passed away on Tuesday, August 5, 2014. 

He was 90 years old.  Keith was born on September 11, 1923 in Wild Rose, Wis., to Lester and Lucille (Evans) Merryfield.  He attended school and graduated from Wild Rose High.  He earned a Bronze Star during WWII and worked as a milkman and a machinist.  Keith worked at Mercury Marine in Fondulac, Wis. 

After moving to the Verde Valley, Keith volunteered at Verde Valley Medical Center, ultimately giving over 3,000 hours of his time.  He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and enjoyed gardening, hunting and his hospital volunteer work.  He will be sorely missed by his family and friends and his two cats.

Keith was predeceased by his son, Steven Merryfield and his sister, Phyllis Muldenhauer. 

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Helen Merryfield of Cottonwood; his sons, Dennis (Judi) Merryfield of Wild Rose, WI and Barry Merryfield of Milwaukee, WI; his brothers, Boyd Merryfield and Jerry (Ellen) Merryfield, both of Wild Rose, WI; and four grandchildren.

A visitation will be held at Westcott Funeral Home, 1013 E. Mingus Ave, Cottonwood on Sunday, August 10, 2014 from 4-6 PM, with a funeral service to be held on Monday, August 11, 2014 at 10 AM at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 700 N. Bill Gray Road, Cottonwood. 

Memorial contributions in his name may be made to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 700 N. Bill Gray Road, Cottonwood, AZ  86326.

An online guestbook is available to sign at

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