Merton Whiteis Jr., 72, Surfside Beach, S.C.

Published 10:42 am Thursday, December 13, 2012

Mr. Merton L. Whiteis Jr. (Junie), 72, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at his residence in Surfside Beach, S.C.

Merton Whiteis Jr.

Born in Albert Lea, Mr. Whiteis was the son of the late Merton L. Whiteis Sr. and Mayme Whiteis formerly of Matawan.

Mr. Whiteis served proudly in the United States Navy as a medical corpsman.

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He worked for more than 20 years in the banking industry as a bank fraud investigator.

Mr. Whiteis was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed deer hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Dianne Whiteis; sons, Jeffrey S. Whiteis (Brittney), Carolina Forest, S.C.: Brad L. Whiteis (Stacey), Conway, S.C.; Mark Helm, Tenn.; Scott Helm, New Jersey; Bryan Helm, New Jersey; brothers, George Whiteis (Elaine), Surfside Beach; Lowell Whiteis (Doris), Plymouth; and four grandchildren.

Mr. Whiteis was a loving husband, father and brother.

A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Hayward Cemetery, Hayward.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Heartland Hospice, 1500 Main St. Conway, SC 29526.

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Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel, Murrells Inlet, S.C., is in charge of arrangements.