Merlin M. Daak, Sr., age 82, of Litchfield, Minnesota, passed away Sunday, October 20, 2013, at Aitkin Health Services in Aitkin, Minnesota. Funeral service will be Thursday, October 24, 2013, at 10:00 AM at the Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson, Minnesota, with interment at Oakland Cemetery in Hutchinson. Visitation will be at the funeral chapel on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, from 5:00 – 8:00 PM, and on Thursday, October 24, 2013, one hour prior to the service. Military Honors will be provided by the Hutchinson Memorial Rifle Squad. Arrangements are with the Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel of Hutchinson.