Merrill E. McCall, 80, of Camdenton, MO, passed away August 17, 2020 at Lake Regional Hospital following a short illness.

Merrill E. McCall, 80, of Camdenton, MO, passed away August 17, 2020 at Lake Regional Hospital following a short illness.

He was born in Minneapolis, KS, on September 23, 1939, son of the late Ronald and Mildred Edmands McCall. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Karen Van Tine McCall and his children, Mark (Sharon) McCall and grandson Zane DeLorme, Marcia (Bob) Myers and grandson Kyle Mark, Brother, Stuart (Janis) McCall as well as special nieces and nephews.

Merrill was a resident of Topeka, KS and a graduate of Topeka High School. Merrill attended Kansas State University and ultimately graduated from Washburn University.

He was a veteran of the US Marine Reserves and a 37year employee of State Farm Insurance from which he retired.

Merrill was a member of the Sound of Illinois Chorus, Bloomington, IL, and enjoyed many barbershop adventures with his quartet, The McLean County Chord Company. Merrill and Karen retired to The Lake of the Ozarks and enjoyed boating, golfing, and were active members of the Elks Lodge 2705. Merrill was an avid fan of K-State football and was also able to enjoy some games in Manhattan. They especially enjoyed entertaining family as well as special friends.

A private family service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Friday August 21 at Highland Cemetery, Minneapolis. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Merrill E. McCall to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or a memorial of choice and may be mailed to Wilson Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 166, Minneapolis, KS 67467. www.wilsonfamilyfuneralhome.com