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Meril W. "Red" Billings 1924-1985


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 4/19/2013 at 23:42:17

Farm Fatality
Estherville – An Estherville area farmer was killed early Tuesday when the tractor he was operating flipped over on top of him.

Pronounced dead at the scene was Meril William Billings, 60, of Estherville.

According to the Emmet County Sheriff’s Office, Billings was operating a tractor along a fence row in a pasture when the tractor and loader flipped over, pinning Billings underneath the tractor. The accident occurred around 7:45 a.m. at the Billings farm, which is located five miles north of Estherville on Emmet County Road N-26. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, February 27, 1985)

Estherville – Services for Meril W. Billings, 60, of rural Estherville are pending at the Henry and Olson Funeral Home in Estherville. He died Tuesday, February 26, 1984 [1985], at his farm home. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, February 27, 1985)

Meril Billings
Estherville – Services for Meril (Red) Billings, 60, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Union Baptist Church with the Rev. Dan Swanson officiating. Interment will be in East Side Memorial Cemetery, Estherville. He died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 1985 at his farm home.

Friends may call at the Henry and Olson Funeral Home after 1 p.m. Friday.

He was born Oct. 13, 1924 at Emmetsburg, the son of Theodore and Edna (Fisher) Billings. He attended the Estherville Schools. On June 24, 1946, he was united in marriage with Edna Haas at Sioux City. He has lived most of his life in the Estherville area where he worked for Estherville Scrap Iron and farmed north of Estherville.

Billings was a member of the Union Baptist Church and was a veteran of World War Two where he served in the United States Navy.

Survivors include his wife, Edna, rural Estherville; four son, Kenneth Billings, Superior; Allan Billings, Belle Plaine; Randal and Edward Billings, both of rural Estherville; eight grandchildren; two sisters: Mrs. .Wayne (Lillian) Davidson, Ringsted and Mrs. Helen Prentice, Milford.

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, February 28, 1985)


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