MEYER, Merle D. 1934-2002
MEYER, KRUSE, VANDERHOLT
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Date: 3/22/2017 at 19:11:08
Merle D. Meyer, 68
Merle D. Meyer, 68, of Holland, died November 29 at Marshalltown Medical and Surgical Center. Funeral services were December 2 at First Presbyterian Church in Grundy Center. Cremation followed the funeral service and burial was held December 4 at the Holland Cemetery with full military rites provided by Grundy Center American Legion Post #349 and AMVETS #17. A memorial fund has been established.
Merle was born April 23, 1934, in Grundy County, the son of Marcus D. and Hermina "Minnie" (Kruse) Meyer. Merle attended rural country school in Grundy County and graduated from Grundy Center High School in 1952. After high school, Merle was drafted in the United States Army, serving his country until 1954. During his service to his country, Merle was a member of the honor guard at Arlington National Cemetery. On September 12, 1958, Merle was united in marriage to Agnes Faye Vanderholt in Iowa City. They shared 44 years of marriage together.
Merle worked at the Feed Store in Grundy Center for a number of years. For the next 11 years, he and Agnes farmed in rural Grundy Center. In 1973, Merle began employment at Mid Equipment in Grundy Center, working as a machinist. He worked there until 1978, and then worked at various part-time jobs after that. In 1979, they moved to Holland.
Merle was a member of First Presbyterian Church and a member of Grundy Center American Legion Post #349 and AMVETS #17. He loved the outdoors, enjoying ice fishing, hunting and golfing with family and friends.
Merle is survived by his wife Agnes of Holland; one daughter, Beverly Kay Swenka of Ackley; one son, Donald Lee Meyer of Holland; two grandchildren; five sisters, Marcella Doak and her husband Lyle of Grundy Center, Ivadell Getting and her husband Virgil of Holland, Doris Kuhlman and her husband Bill of Grundy Center, AnnaMae Klaassen and her husband Eldon of Grundy Center and Wava Jean Hemmen and her husband Jake of Grundy Center.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 5 December 2002, pg 2
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