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NAME: Cox, Meryl Edmund (m. Charlotte Swiatek)


 Meryl E. Cox, 87, of Munster, Ind. and formally of the Villageof Lakewood Club, Mich., passed away Tuesday, March 25, 1997.
 Meryl served with the U.S. ArmyCompany C 596th S.A.W. BN during World War II. He was a member of the AmericanLegion Post 1253 in Lee, Ill.,he retired from Union Specialty Co. in Chicago.He was also a member of St. Thomas More Churchand formerly a member of St. Mary of the Woods in Lake Wood Club, Mich.
 He is survived by one stepson, Walter(Marguerite) Pietraszak of Munster, Ind.; eight grandchildren; sixgreat-grandchildren; four brothers: George and Vincent of Shabbona, Charles(Mercedes) Cox of Prairie Du Sac, Wis., and Harold (Helen) Cox of Lee; and onesister, Regina (William) Knight of Peoria; and numerous nieces and nephews.
 He was preceded in death by his wife:Charlotte Pietraszak Cox; his parents, George and Ellen Cox; two sisters,Frances Follin and Mary Cox; and one brother: Frederick Cox.
 Funeral services will be heldTuesday, April 1, 1997 at 9:30 a.m. at the Burne-Kish Funeral Home, 8415 CalumetAve., Munster, Ind., with a 10 a.m. mass at St. Thomas More Church, with FatherIan Williams will be officiating. Interment will take place at Calvary Cemetery in Lee. Visitation will beMonday, March 31 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m.
 In lieu of flowers, donations to the St. Vincent DePaul Society of St. Thomas Morewould be appreciated.

contributed by Betty Rasmussen