A beloved teacher and coach from Merrill has died. Sally Pfund died Thursday night at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield after suffering a massive stroke during surgery for an aneurysm.

Merrill High School principal Shannon Murray said the popular phy-ed teacher and varsity volleyball coach touched many lives in her more than 10 years with the district. Pfund’s players knew about her situation and some were with her at the end.

Funeral arrangements are pending, but the school district will honor the family’s request to Pfund’s funeral in the high school gym.

WSAU’s Matt Lehman submitted this report

AUDIO: Matt Lehman reports (:35 MP3)

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