Merle Griffee, 88, passed away on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 in Harlingen, Texas.
Prior to his move to Texas last year, he was a long-time resident of Fairbury.
He was born in Perry, Iowa, on May 17, 1925, to James and Zetta (Dawson) Griffee.
After being honorably discharged from the Navy, he worked for the Rock Island Railroad for many years.
He was very clever and talented, and there was very little he could not figure out how to create, fix, or make better with the tools he had or the ones he created. He had a great sense of humor and could tell a funny story at a moments notice. He enjoyed playing golf and in his later years often talked of his game and that of the other members of the Fairbury County Clubs Rat Pack.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Ann; brother, Dana; and sister, Darlene Griffee Nespor.