ZIONSVILLE — On Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, Merlin “Ray” Kirchoff, a loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away at the age of 89.
Ray was born on April 5, 1931, in Vincennes to Paul and Emma Kirchoff.
He received an architectural degree from the University of Cincinnati and practiced for over 50 years. He also served as an architectural arbitrator specializing in the construction industry. Ray also proudly served his country in the Army as private first class during the Korean War. He had a passionate love for boating, water skiing, tennis, painting, and he followed all Indiana sports without fail.
Ray is survived by his wife of 59 years, Johanna; his daughters and their spouses, Christina and Mike, and Sandra and Lee; and granddaughters, Taylor and Nicole. He is also survived by his brother, David and his wife, Roberta.
He was preceded in death by his sisters and their spouses, Rosemary and Russ, and Roberta and Dick.
Due to COVID, an intimate family service will be held.
In lieu of flowers, the family would love for you to consider a donation to Riley Children’s Foundation at give.rileykids.org specifying the burn unit.
Online condolences may be viewed at www.flannerbuchanan.com/obit/merlin-ray-kirchoff.