God looked down on his planned paradise and said, “I need a caretaker” – so God made a Farmer.

Ernest J. (“Ern”) Merwin, born Nov. 13, 1944, loving husband of 50 years to Becky, father to James (Liz), grandfather to Bennett and Margo, and brother to Mary Kaye passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, to join his son George (“GW”) and other loved ones who proceeded him.

Ernie lived his entire life on Merwin Farms, in the home his grandfather Ernest built.

Committed to his community, Ernie was a retired charter member of the Big Foot Lions Club, a long time club leader of the Linn 4-H and well known by many for his active involvement at the Walworth Country Fair and Immanuel UCC in Walworth.

An avid hunter and proud farmer, Ernie believed “Nothing runs like a Deere” and worked tirelessly to provide for his family.

God looked down on the Farmer and saw he was tired. Ern now rests in Peace.

Visitation will be Sunday, April 14, 2019, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Toynton Funeral Home, Walworth.

Celebration of Life Service will be Monday, April 15, 2019, 10 a.m. at Immanuel UCC.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Walworth County Fair Foundation or Immanuel UCC Church, Walworth.