Dillon M. Barker
Dillon M. Barker, 19, Merrill, passed from this life on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Merrill.
He was born in Merrill on July 16, 1995 and was a 2013 graduate of Merrill Senior High School. He was currently employed in Sporting Goods at Fleet Farm. Among his favorite things to do were fishing, camping and four wheeling. He enjoyed country music and was a member of the Lincoln County Sportsman’s Club. Above all, spending time with his family was a top priority in his life. He will be fondly remembered for his gentle nature, love of all animals, his willingness to always lend a hand and that he smiled often and loved hard.
Among those that survive Dillon are his mother and step-father, Tania and Eric Staeck; his brother, Dountae Degner; his fiancé, Joeann Anderson; his grandparents, Frank and Margie Tritten, John and Colleen Staeck, Clarence and Susan Degner; along with many other relatives, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Private funeral services were held at Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Wausau. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com.
A benefit account has been established at River Valley State Bank in the name of Eric Staeck for Dillon.