Obituary for Mervin S. Chamberlain
Mervin S. Chamberlain, 87 of rural Ovid MI passed away on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at his home. Mervin was born on September 27, 1929 in Clinton County the son of Roy and Neita (McBride) Chamberlain. He graduated from Ovid High School in 1947 and was a veteran of the US Air Force. On August 27, 1949 he married Patricia Horn in Carland, MI. She preceded him in death on April 10, 2013, as did his son James, sister Phyllis Chamberlain and brothers Duane, Kenneth and Donald. Merv was a farmer and worked at MSU in the Crop and Soil Services Dept. from where he retired. He had worked with his brother, Duane, at the lumber yards in Ovid and Kingsley.
Merv was a devoted member of Carland United Methodist Church, Ovid Masonic Lodge and was one of the first members of Michigan Milk Producers Association.
He enjoyed feeding and watching the birds, gardening, photography and being with his kids and grandchildren.
Survivors are his daughters, Sue (Rick) Barker of Grand Ledge and Kay (Bill) Green of Owosso. Grandchildren, Julie (Craig) Minott, Raymond Green and his fiancé Alyson Lokken, Megan (John) Joslyn and Michael Barker. Great grandchildren, Christopher and Kayleigh Joslyn and Jasper A. Minott. Sisters-in-law Thelma Goodrich and Carol Chamberlain, and brother-in-law Jerry (Mary Ann) Horn.
Memorial services will be held at Carland United Methodist Church, 4002 Carland Rd., Elsie, MI 48831 on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Stanley Stybert officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Carland UM Church.