Dean M. Merryman, 78, of Huntertown, passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at his home.\nBorn on April 23, 1940, in Huntington, he was a son of the late Clarence and Gertrude (Chronister) Merryman. He spent his formative years in Huntington, graduating from Huntington Twp High School. He received his bachelor's degree from Huntington University and later his master's degree from St. Francis. While at Huntington University he was the all-time leading scorer on the basketball team and is a part of their Hall of Fame.\nDean was married to Susanna Shelhamer on August 11, 1962, at the College Park Church in Huntington. The couple moved to Huntertown in 1963.\nHe was a high school math teacher for Northwest Allen County School from 1962 to his retirement in 1996. He was also a lifelong coach including: JV Basketball, Golf and Cross County.\nHe enjoyed playing golf, doing cross word puzzles, coaching his sons sports teams and was an avid reader.\nDean is survived by his wife of 55 years, Susanna Merryman; four sons, Mike (Dawn) Merryman, Mark (Cheryl) Merryman, Brian (Teresa) Merryman and Steve (Julie) Merryman; two sisters, Mary Alice Merryman and Rebecca (William) Schmidt; 11 grandchildren, Amy, Shane, Christopher, Jennifer, Ashley, Melinda, Madison, Grace, Ava, Chase and Whitley; six great grandchildren, Gavin, Bailee, Breeana, Olivia, Rachel and Danielle.\nHe is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, David and Daniel Merryman.\nVisiting hours will take place at Huntertown United Methodist Church on June 3, 2018, from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM. Calling also one hour prior to the service.\nServices will begin at 11:00 AM, at Huntertown United Methodist Church on June 4, 2018.\nBurial will follow at Huntertown Cemetery.\nIn lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Huntington University Forester Fund or Huntertown United Methodist Church\nOnline condolences to the family at www.sheetsandchilds.com.