Merle's memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at the Milford United Methodist Church. Following the service for Merle, his final resting place will be at Lincoln Memorial Park, Lincoln.
Merle Ralph Malcom, age 86, died on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at the Azria Health Center in Gretna, NE. Merle was born on January 28, 1935 to Walter & Lucille Malcom of Ponca, NE. He graduated from Ponca High in 1954. He had many fond memories of growing up in Ponca
Following high school Merle attended Southeast Community College in Milford, NE. He lived in Lincoln for many years. His favorite job was his Security position at the Sharp building.On September 18, 1963 Merle married Betty Jane Dockery and they had 47 years together until her death on February 6, 2010. Family was important to Merle. He established close relationships with his Malcom nieces and nephews. He loved being a part of family events and celebrations. He made a point of remembering family birthdays and singing his own rendition of Happy Birthday to each one on their special day. Merle was known for his quick wit and wonderful sense of humor. He was an avid sports fan...he loved his SF Giants baseball team, Nebraska football and the local Lincoln Saltdogs.
Merle was preceded in death by his parents; older sister Dorothy Bloomquist; his wife Betty Jane and brother-in-law Harry Richardson. Left to cherish his memory are his siblings: Betty( David) Lowe Overland Park, KS, Rita (Lowell) Cooper Sioux City IA, Wayne (Jackie) Malcom Larkspur, CO, Linda Richardson Highlands Ranch, CO; many nieces and nephews; stepsons Jim, John, and David Dockery.
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