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Orville D. Merillat
Birth: May 1, 1916
Tedrow
Fulton County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jan. 15, 1999
Adrian
Lenawee County
Michigan, USA

Businessman-Philanthropist Served in US Coast Guard during WWII; married Ruth Muller on January 19, 1941; founder, and former President and CEO of Merillat Industries, Inc.; employer of over 3,000 people with more than eleven factories across the United States; recipient of the Michigan Small Business Person of the Year in 1977; co-recipient with Ruth of the National Association of Evangelicals' Laypersons of the Year in 1988; founded the Orville and Ruth Merillat Foundation; founded the Christian Family Foundation; major benefactor and contributor to Sienna Heights College in Adrian, Michigan; major contributor to Huntington College in Indiana; major contributor to Adrian College in Adrian, Michigan; founder and benefactor of Lenawee Christian School and the Christian Family Centre; founder and benefactor of 243-acre Michindoh Camp and Conference Center in Hillsdale, Michigan; donated obstetrics ward to Narsapur Hospital in India; donated wing to Bixby Hospital in Adrian, Michigan; received honorary doctorate degree from Huntington College; co-author of his autobiography "His Guiding Hand" published by Coral Ridge Ministries in 1992; major contributor to the Republican Party; father of Richard; grandfather of Wendy, Collette and Tricia. (bio by: Always with Love) 
 
Burial:
Oakwood Cemetery
Adrian
Lenawee County
Michigan, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Always with Love
Record added: Jun 02, 2003
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Orville D. Merillat
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