THOMSON—Merle E. Jackley, 83, of Sandwich, formerly of Thomson, passed away Friday, July 24, 2020, at Willow Crest Nursing Pavilion in Sandwich, due to complications of living life to its fullest.

Merle was born April 2, 1937, in Rock Falls, the son of Donald G. and Marguerite (Kolb) Jackley. He was a veteran of the United States Navy.

He is survived by one son, Donald W. (Betty) Jackley of Aurora; and one brother, Kennard (Mary) Jackley of Slidell, La.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

According to Merle's wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral services.

Arrangements were entrusted to Turner-Eighner Funeral Home in Plano.

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