Merrill “Doc” G. Holliday


Merrill “Doc” Gerald Holliday, 77, of Ettrick, died Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in his home.

Doc was born September 27, 1943, in Rochester, MN, to Gerald and Margaret (McGowan) Holliday. He graduated from John Marshall High School in Rochester, MN. Doc married Genell Hoff, June 30, 1962, in Rochester, MN. Genell preceded Merrill in death, September 16, 1994.

Doc was employed at Fiberite in Winona, MN, and AMPI in Blair prior to his retirement.

Merrill is survived by three children: Rory (friend, Teresa) Holliday of Ettrick, Wanda (Stewart) Anderegg of Blair and Cory (Chanelle) Holliday of Black River Falls; six grandchildren: Aaron (Stephanie) Anderegg, Nathan Anderegg, Reed Holliday, Annie Holliday, Morgan Holliday and Cadence Holliday; two great-grandchildren: Elliott and Everleigh Anderegg; a sister, Barbara (Neil) Farnham; two half-sisters: Robin Keefe Schoeppner and Rene Halligan; and a half-brother, George Keefe.

Doc was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife.

Memorial services were held Monday, August 2, 2021, at 11:00 a.m., at Blair Lutheran Church East (First Lutheran) with burial at Rest Haven Cemetery, both in Blair. Pastor Paul Sannerud officiated.

Friends could call one hour prior to the service.

Jack Funeral Home in Blair is assisting the family with arrangements.

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