Freeport Journal-Standard, Freeport, Illinois - 13 September 1974, page 14.
Merrel E. Metcalf Funeral service for Merrel E, Metcalf of Fletcher, Ohio, a native of ( Jo Daviess County, was held Tuesday in Suber Funeral Home at Fletcher. The Rev. Alvin Sigafus, a nephew of Mr. Metcalf/officiated. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Troy, Ohio. He died Sept. 6 in a Dayton (Ohio) hospital. Mr. Metcalf, a draftsman and World War I veteran serving overseas, attended Case University in Cleveland, Ohio. Born May-31. 1893, in Jo Daviess County, he was the son of George F. and Matilda J. (Vick) Metcalf. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Clarence (Belle) Sigafus of Apple River, Mrs. Anthony (Winifred) Pellegrino of Rockford. and Mrs. Nellie Sigafus of Stockton. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Ethel Mason, in 1953, and two sisters and a brother. /