Richard Sellwood “Rick” Mershon Jr, 76 of Grand Marais, formerly of Duluth died Saturday, May 30th at Essentia St. Mary’s. Rick was Feb. 1, 1944 in Duluth to Richard and Dorothy (Salyards) Mershon. He graduated from Taft Preparatory School in Watertown, CT and attended UMD as an English Major. Rick played professional soccer for the MN Allstars in 1967 and for Jeno’s Jets soccer team. After soccer, Rick work as a sales rep at a brokerage co. He enjoyed coaching soccer and hockey at Esko; as an avid agate picker and “Shed” picker; he enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping, the 4th of July and Christmas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Dorothy and his brother Scott.
Rick is survived by his daughter, Tina Mershon and her children, Bennett(Kammi) Blanton and Madison Blanton and her son, Jagger; his son, Rick (Leslie) Mershon and his daughters, Lauren, Kayla and Ally; siblings, Dodie Mooney, Ted Mershon, Liat (Kevin) Beamish, Trace (Beth) Mershon and Heidi Meyer and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A casual celebration of life will be Saturday, June 13th from 12-3pm at the Buffalo House, 2590 Guss Rd., Esko, MN 55810. (Memorials here if you want them). Arrangements by the Dougherty Funeral Home, 600 E 2nd St. Duluth, MN (218) 727-3555.
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