VFW member honored with horse led funeral procession

(Submitted Photo)

Merril Michael Loyet, age 88, formerly of Highland, IL born August 17, 1930 in Troy, IL, died Thursday, November 1, 2018 at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

Merril was a 55-year carpenter with United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, and a life member of VFW Post 805. He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. He had a great love for horses, camping, fishing and family. He enjoyed building things from houses to clocks or wagons for his horses. He was a loyal friend and a devoted father.

Merril Loyet

His family wanted to honor him with the horse in the funeral procession. Michele Jones-Vargas rode the horse.