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Chuck Merritt (1949-2009)

MERRITT, ROTHFUS, MORELAND

Posted By: Tri-County Times
Date: 2/19/2009 at 23:15:06

THE TRI-COUNTY TIMES, Story County, Iowa, Thursday, February 12, 2009.

Chuck Merritt was welcomed into the presence of God on the morning of Sunday, February 8, 2009. His death came quickly and with little apparent pain, from heart failure due to massive blood clots to the lungs.

There will be a viewing and time of gathering for family and friends 6-9 p.m. Thursday, February 11, at Good Grief, INC, 312 Main Street, in Slater. Closest family and friends will gather again at the same location at 10 a.m. on Friday, February 12, to process to the Slater Municipal Cemetery for a brief committal at 11 a.m. They will meet at noon at the United Methodist Church of Slater, 4th and Story Streets, for a time of sharing and remembrance, a fellowship luncheon to be served at 1 p.m., and an informal time of singing of worship songs and hymns.

Charles Worth Merritt was born November 4, 1949 in Eureka, California, the second son of Leonard W. Merritt and Margaret Rothfus. Chuck was a graduate of Roosevelt High School in Des Moines and Simpson College in Indianola. Chuck came to know Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and dedicated himself to full-time Christian ministry at the New Life Center in Des Moines. He married his wife of fifteen years, Lisa Roxanne Stuart, in Des Moines on May 22, 1993. They were blessed with two fine children, Eliza Mae and Stuart Worth. For the last ten years, the family has had the privilege of living and serving in the community of Slater, Iowa, where Chuck continued in a ministry of intercessory prayer. He founded Times of Refreshing, a nonprofit foundation for the financial support of eligible ministries.

In addition to his wife and children, Chuck is survived by his brother Robert and family of Corvallis, Oregon; and half-brother Leonard Moreland of Hammond, Louisiana, among other family members; and many, many brothers and sisters in Christ.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to: Food for the Poor, Inc. (acct. #67174), 6401 Lyon Rd., Coconut Creek, FL 33073. Arrangements have been entrusted to Tim Grandon on behalf of Good Grief, INC - In the Name of Christ - End of Life Services, Slater.

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