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Merlin W Vancil

October 27, 1941 ~ October 24, 2017 (age 75)


Merlin W. Vancil, of Litchfield IL, passed away Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 8:42 P.M. at his home surrounded by his loved ones.

Merlin was born on October 27, 1941 in Litchfield, IL, a son of Marion W. & Selena (Lansing) Vancil.

He married the former Billie Jean Glass on June 16, 1961 in Hillsboro, IL and she survives.

Mr. Vancil was a mechanic for the Teamsters and an independent truck driver; he was also the owner of Vancil Truck Repair in Litchfield.

Merlin enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Merlin is survived by his wife, Billie Jean of Litchfield, IL

Daughter,                            Judith “Judy” Ann (Michael) Phipps of Litchfield, IL

Grandson,                           M. Cole (companion Sarah Painter) Phipps of Litchfield, IL

Brothers,                             Charles Vancil of Colorado, James “Henry” Vancil of Texas, Terry Vancil of Rend Lake, IL  & Lee Vancil of Jerseyville, IL

Sisters,                                 Helen Schmidt of Litchfield, IL, Lilly Lucier of North Carolina, Lora Herr of Oregon  &        Anna Newingham of Litchfield, IL

Several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents , sister, Stella Mae Houge & Brother, Clarence Vancil

Private family services were held at Litchfield Family Funeral Service in Litchfield, IL.


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