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Marlin Robert Meehlhause (1926-2009)


Posted By: jane austin (email)
Date: 12/20/2017 at 02:53:12

Marlin Robert Meehlhause went to be with his Lord on May 1, 2009 at Knapp Medical Center.

He was born on May 5, 1926 to John and Minnie Meehlhause in Hartley, Iowa. He was baptized November 25, 1934 and confirmed in June 1946 at the Trinity Evangelical and Reformed Church. His early years were spent on farms near the Hartley area, and he attended the country schools in the Hartley area. He graduated from high school in Moncta, Iowa in May of 1944.

On May 17, 1947, Marlin was united in marriage to Ruth Nagel at Trinity United Church of Christ in Hartley. Sunday, May 17, 2009 was their 62nd wedding anniversary. The couple farmed south of Hartley for seven years. In November of 1953, they moved to Algona, Iowa, where they bought a mobile home park. Along with operating the park Marlin had several jobs. He worked for a farmer, at a greenhouse, drove a school bus, and was the meter reader for the City of Algona.

The couple joined the First Presbyterian Church in Algona in the spring of 1954. He was a member of the Consistory there Marlin retired in 1985 and moved to Weslaco, Texas There he joined the First Presbyterian Church on March 8, 1987 He continued his ministry of preparing the sanctuary for worship for many, many years. He volunteered for 16 years at Knapp Medical Center.

Special interests of Marlin's were dancing, fishing, trips to different countries and states, playing cards, camping, gardening and making baby rattles for Su Casa de Esperanza.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Meehlhause; two daughters; Linda and her husband, Frank Harris of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, and Zelda Hamilton of Centennial, Colorado; two grandsons- Kevin and his wife. Heather Harris of Parker, Colorado, and Jason and his wife, Holly Harris of Denver, Colorado; one great-grandchild, Natalie Hams; one brother, Orwin and his wife, Carol Meehlhause of Yuma, Arizona; two sisters: Joann Lincoln of Alamo, Texas and Lolene Petersen of Brighten, Colorado; plus six sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his son, Randal, his parents; and four brothers-in-law. In Texas, he lived at Snow to Sun Mobile Park for seven years, and then moved to Siesta Retirement Village in 1992.

Hartley (Iowa) Sentinel, Jun 11, 2009, p4


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