Merle Graham Mikesell

Merle G. Mikesell, 79, of Latrobe, passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017 in Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. He was born December 10, 1938 in Brentwood, a son of the late Merle E. Mikesell and Gabriella (Brantner) Mikesell.

Merle was a US Army veteran where he earned his marksmanship badge. Prior to retirement, he was employed in copper fabrication by the McGraw Edison Co. in Canonsburg. He was an avid target shooter and a metal detector enthusiast. He enjoyed reading and was Presbyterian by faith. 

He is survived by his son, Edward S. Mikesell of Latrobe.

There will be no public visitation. Arrangements are being handled by the Hartman-Graziano Funeral Home, Inc. 1500 Ligonier Street. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society at