Merlin K. Hodge, 83, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 1:54 P.M. April 1, 2018 at Residential Living Center in Mount Vernon, Illinois. He was born February 13, 1935 in Nason, Illinois to Delbert Renzo and Ethel G. (Sigwerth) Hodge. He married Carolyn Hancock on Autust 19, 1956 in Herrin, Illinois and she survives in Mount Vernon, Illinois.
In addition to his wife, Carolyn Hodge, Merlin is survived by his son, Brian K. Hodge of Boulder, Colorado.
Mr. Hodge was preceded in death by his parents.
Merlin served his country in and retired from the National Guard and worked as a longtime Teacher and Administrator for Casey Junior High School. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon, was greatly loved, and will be missed by all who knew him.
In honor of Mr. Hodge's wishes no services will be held
Memorials may be given to First United Methodist Church.