Vici J. Merrill, 74, was born to Vigo and Dorothy (Miller) Torske on June 23, 1942 at Bayard, Neb. Vici passed to the presence of the Lord on Aug. 10, 2016, at her home in Callaway, Neb.
She was preceded in death by her parents, older sister, Irene Wands of Grand Junction, Colo., and her grand-daughter, Hannah Hollibaugh of Austin, Texas.
She was one of eight children in the family. They lived at Bayard, Maxwell, and Kimball, Neb. before moving to the western slope of Colorado.
She started school at Austin, Colo. and completed elementary at Eckert, Colo. Her high school years were spent at Cedaredge High School in Cedaredge, Colo.
Vici graduated from Denver Business College then joined the work force as a secretary and stenographer. She worked in insurance offices, a government GDA office in Kodiak, Alaska, and then a plywood factory in Long Beach, Calif.
She started dating Dick while at Long Beach and they were married on May 18, 1963. To this union were born four children: Lesa, Becky, Norman, and Janice. They later moved north of Hyannis, Neb.
Vici was a devoted mother who loved to cook, sew, and care for her family. She has 20 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Vici was always a loving, caring, and compassionate person to all she met.
Graveside services will be Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Hyannis Cemetery. Pastor Dean Haidle will officiate. Memorials may go to the Hyannis Cemetery.
Arnold and Mullen Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 308-546-2260