Merle David Loebrick 70, of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, died Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at the VA Medical Center in Fargo, North Dakota. Merle was born on July 30, 1944 the son of Fred and Vyra (Wessel) Loebrick in Perham, Minnesota. He was raised and educated in Perham, graduating from high school in 1963. Merle served in the United States Air Force as an aircraft mechanic in the Philippines from 1963 - 1967. After receiving an honorable discharge, Merle returned to Perham and worked for Huebsch Turkey Farm. He later worked for Tuffy's and Service Foods in Perham. He was united in marriage to Barbara Dahring on September 16, 2006 at Augustana Lutheran Church in rural Detroit Lakes. Sports were very important to Merle. He played on the Pine Lakes Baseball team and the Perham Cubs, which he also managed for a year. Merle managed the Perham Men's softball team for several years and was also a big Yellow Jacket fan. Merle is survived by his wife, Barbara Loebrick of Detroit Lakes, MN; four stepdaughters, Sue (Bruce) Grahn of Vergas, MN; Sandra (Barry) Cossette of Detroit Lakes, MN; Karen (Edward) Saba of Vergas, MN; Becky (Erick) Nephew of Detroit Lakes, MN; five stepsons, Steve (Joyce) Dahring; Ron Dahring, Alan Dahring, Robert (Debbie) Dahring, Kenneth (Wendy) Dahring all of Detroit Lakes, MN; eighteen step grandchildren; three step great-grandchildren; five sisters, Merillyn Davis of Montclair, VA; Adeline Tygart of Long Beach, CA; Ardeen (Albert) Filibek of Long Beach, CA; Gloria (Dennis) Rader of Menahga, MN; Joan (Terry) Galbrecht of Perham, MN; numerous nieces and nephews. Merle was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Wayne Loebrick.