Merrill L. Satterfield, 77, of East Karlsway, died at 4:40 a.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.
Merrill was a veteran of both the Air Force and the Army. After 34 years of service, he retired in March 1990 from the Military Department of Indiana as a technician and member of the Indiana National Guard.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting and playing cards. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home with Father Clem Davis officiating. Military rites will be conducted by Bartholomew County Veterans Color Guard. Calling will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the service Saturday. Entombment will be at Garland Brook Cemetery Mausoleum.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of South Central Indiana.
Born in Tell City, Indiana, February 10, 1935, Merrill was the son of Arthur F. Satterfield and Volma (Mosby) Satterfield. He married Dianne S. Goffinet Nov. 24, 1960. She survives.
Also surviving are sons, Dean Satterfield, Scipio, IN, and Rob (Missy) Satterfield, Columbus, IN; daughters, Kim (Phil) Boknecht, Seymour, IN, and Lisa (Wiley) Umphress, Columbus, IN; grandchildren, Matt Neible, Macy Boknecht, Shelby, Cassidy and Addison Satterfield, Evan (Abby) and Connor Umphress, Nick, Kennedi and Bryson Satterfield; a stepgrandchild, Asia Carr; and a sister, Linda Price of Mount Vernon, IN.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Marilyn Evans.
You may view his video tribute after 5:00 p.m. Friday, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the Internet.