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Mervin L. Cato

August 16, 1942 — November 13, 2022


Passed away Sunday evening, November 13, 2022 at his home. Mervin was born August 16, 1942 in Corning, Arkansas the son of Dempsey Cato and Velma (Clarkson) Garrison. He was a proud veteran having served in the U.S. Air Force. Mervin enjoyed gardening, traveling, laughter, and being with family.

On September 25, 1964 Mervin was united in marriage to his loving wife Judy (Hardy), who survives. Also surviving are his children, Bryan (Barb) Cato, Lynn (Jim) Razmus; 2 grandchildren, Connor and Owen Razmus; his brothers, Ronald (Shirley) Cato, Michael (Yvonne) Cato; and several nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place and a graveside service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the American Legion Post 36 (P.O. Box 19248 Kalamazoo, MI 49019) or Pathfinder Church Portage, MI. To view Mervin’s personalized webpage, please visit

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