Walton F. Merkel, 94, husband of the late Grace G. (Gardner), of Pottstown, passed away on Wednesday at Coventry Manor in Pottstown.

Born in Pleasant Run, PA, he was the son of the late John F. and Verda (Harpel) Merkel.

Surviving is his daughter Gwendolyn M. Rothrock of Wind Gap, PA; grandchildren Mia Roth of Bradenton, FL and Tara Fister, wife of Matthew Fister, of Wind Gap, PA; and great grandson Myles Fister. Along with his wife and parents, he is predeceased by his sister Anna M. Merkel.

Walton owned and operated Merkel’s Used Car Exchange in Pottstown for Many Years. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Pottstown.

A Graveside service will be held on Monday, 10AM at Highland Memorial Park, Pottstown.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Walton’s name to the First United Methodist Church, 414 E. High Street, Pottstown.

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