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John P. Merschdorf

September 12, 1964 — December 24, 2022

John Paul Merschdorf, age 58, passed away unexpectedly on December 24, 2022. John was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on September 12, 1964, to William Gustave Merschdorf and Margie Lou (Schroeder) Merschdorf.

John is survived by his devoted wife of 26 years, Michelle Merschdorf; daughter Morgan Merschdorf, son Josh (Katie) Bruckmoser, daughter Heather (Stephen) Harrison; grandchildren Molly, Maxwell, Stephen, Brody, and Levi; parents William and Margie Merschdorf; siblings Bill (Julie) Merschdorf, Melanie (Dan) Gabel, and Peter (Brenda) Merschdorf. He is further survived by his mother-in-law, Rose (Hanson) McGillick; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and many, many caring and loyal friends. It’s only right to mention his former employer, Harley Davidson, whom he retired from at the end of July of 2022.

John graduated with his associate degree in Tool & Die in 1988. He then served his Tool & Die State Indentured Apprenticeship for five years. He was a hands-on man and took pride in all his hard work throughout his career and personal life. John took ownership of a brand-new Harley each year and enjoyed going on rides with his wife and his many friends. He looked forward to attending his favorite rock music festival in Cadott, Wisconsin with his longtime friend Scott Crowbridge. He enjoyed making other people laugh with his contagious humor and jokes. John consistently put his wife and children before himself, which was an extension of how he was reared. He knew a little bit about everything which enabled him to carry on a conversation with most anyone.

John Merschdorf you were so many things to so many people. A doting and loving husband and father, a caring son, affectionate and devoted grandfather, and faithful friend to many. Your faith in God, kindness, wisdom, intelligence, humor, and life lessons will be remembered fondly.

The memorial service for John will be held at 11:30 am on Monday, January 2, 2023, at Evert-Luko Funeral Home (170 Warren Avenue) Hartland. Family and friends are welcomed to visit directly at the funeral home from 9:30 am until the time of service. The family invites everyone to partake in a luncheon following the service at the Hartland American Legion Post 294 - which is across the street from the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

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