Joseph Merrill


Joseph William Merrill, 64, died Monday, November 21, 2022 at his home from kidney failure.

Joseph was born on June 18, 1958 in St. Paul, MN to William and Barbara (La Bathe) Merrill. He graduated from Henry Sibley Senior High School in 1979. Joseph married Jill Gregor on December 6, 1988 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He retired as the General Manager of the Olmsted County Recycling Center in 2020.

Joseph is survived by his wife, Jill; children, Cassie (Nick) Smalley (Merrill) of Kasson, MN, Brandon Merrill of Rochester, MN, and Jonathon Merrill of Winona, MN; and his sister Tammy (Chris) Heine (Merrill).

Joseph is preceded in death by his father, William Merrill and his mother, Barbara La Bathe.

Visitation will be held from 1-4pm on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at Rochester Cremation Services, 1605 Civic Center Drive NW, Rochester.

Rochester Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories and condolences of Joseph may be shared at

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