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VORHIES, Merlin K. 1905 - 1999


Posted By: Joey Stark
Date: 5/25/2021 at 20:22:53

"The Fairfield Ledger"
Thursday, August 26, 1999


Merlin K. VORHIES, 94, of Lockridge died at 5:25 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, 1999, at Pleasant Manor Care Center in Mount Pleasant (note: in Henry Co., IA).

The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First Augustana Lutheran, ELCA in Lockridge. Interment will be in Lockridge Cemetery. Visitation will begin at noon Friday at Weir Funeral Home in Mount Pleasant with family present from 6:30-8 p.m. Memorials have been established to First Augustana Lutheran Church or Pleasant Manor Care Center Activity Fund.

Mr. VORHIES was born March 6, 1905, northeast of Lockridge in Jefferson County, the son of Edgar E. and Cordella SIMMONS VORHIES. He married Anna P. CARLSON ARNOLD Sept. 26, 1945, in Lincoln, Neb.

He attended Victory No. 8 School northeast of Lockridge and farmed most of his life near Merrimac area of Henry County. He owned and operated Vorhies Garage in Lockridge a few years.

Mr. VORHIES was a member of First Augustana Lutheran Church and was a charter member of Lockridge Lions Club.

Survivors include his wife; and one daughter, Betty W. ARNOLD of Mount Pleasant.

He was preceded in death by his parents; 10 brothers, Elbert, Marshall, Carroll, Otto, Kenneth, Wayne, Ray, Samual, Clifford and Verne VORHIES; and three sisters, Winona HILLMAN, Opal LARSON and Rhea NICHTER.

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*Transcribed for genealogy purposes; I have no relation to the person(s) mentioned.


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