G. Merritt Otoupal, age 73, of York, NE died Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Fairview Manor in Fairmont. He was born on February 23, 1944 to George F. and Grace (Mohler) Otoupal in York. On May 3, 1969 he was united in marriage to Joyce Tucker.
Merritt was a 1962 graduate from York’s St. Joseph High School, where he won many athletic awards. He worked at the Sunflower Beef Packing Plant and Otoupal Insurance. Merritt was an active volunteer with the Elks Hoop Shoot for 15 years, and he enjoyed golfing and was a member at the York Country Club. Merritt will be remembered for his bright disposition and his friendly personality.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Joyce of York, son Scott (Tami) Otoupal of Carrollton, GA, daughter Renee Otoupal of Reno, NV, and son Dan Otoupal of York. Merritt is also survived by his grandchildren, Branden Otoupal and Tyler Otoupal, both of Carrollton, GA, great-grandchildren Sirah, and Merritt, brother Stewart (Kathy) Otoupal of Carlsbad, NM, sister-in-law Jan Otoupal, of York, nephew, Alan (Kerri) Otoupal, of York, brother, Miles Otoupal of Seattle, WA, and his aunt Francis Meyer, of York, along with several nieces, nephews, and friends.
Merritt was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Gary.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:00 AM, Thursday, July 20, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, York with the Reverend Denton Morris officiating. Private family inurnment will be held at a later date at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
A Rosary service was held at 5:30 PM, Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Metz Chapel in York. Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation.
Condolences may be emailed to Metz Mortuary Messages will be given to the family.