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Matthew Ethan Merck

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Posted: Friday, April 6, 2018 3:39 pm

Matthew Ethan Merck

December 18, 1990 - April 1, 2018

Matthew Ethan Merck, 27, of Palacios, TX passed away April 1, 2018. He was born December 18, 1990 in Bay City, TX to Mark Edward and Cathy Hunter Merck.

Matthew was preceded in death by his grandparents, Dean Franzen Merck, and Julius and Helena Hunter.

He is survived by his parents, Mark and Cathy Merck; sister, Danyelle Merck Buckingham; brother-in-law, Bert Buckingham and niece Adyson Merck of Richmond, TX; grandmother, Nelda Merck of League City, TX; and great aunt and uncle, Ginger and Jug Rhymes.

The family will receive friends and relatives 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, April 9, 2018 at Palacios Funeral Home, Palacios, TX.

Services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at First Presbyterian Church of Palacios with the Rev. Chuck Kimball officiating.

Interment will follow at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing, TX.

Pallbearers are Loren Corporon, Jake Schneider, Blain Adams, William Diaz, Dillon Franzen and Joey Kacal.

Honorary pallbearers are Justice Hart, Hagan Shimek, Johnny Piwonka, John Glenn, Micah Glover, Rusty Kubecka and Tyler Broussard.

In memory of Matthew, the family has set up a "Matthew Merck Memorial Fund" located at First Financial Bank of Palacios, 459 Main, Palacios Texas 77465.  For further info contact Katherine Mathews @ 361-972-1186.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting

Arrangements are with Palacios Funeral Home, Palacios, TX; 361-972-2012.