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Monroe, Merle Francis -- 1926 - 2011

MONROE, SCHROEDER, PREUSS, ANFINSON, MIENE, WATERMAN, MCMULLEN, NADING, SWIFT, BROWN, SVENDSON, MCNALLY, HORNS, SCHULTZ, REINHARDT, WILTGEN

Posted By: Connie Ellis (email)
Date: 8/25/2011 at 10:08:58

SOURCE: Postville, Iowa POSTVILLE HERALD, August 10, 2011
Contributor: Connie Ellis (Not related)

Funeral services for Merle Francis Monroe, age 85, of Castalia, Iowa were held Saturday, August 6, 2011 at Zion Lutheran Church in Castalia. The Rev. Dave Lenth officiated. Burial followed in the Pleasant View Cemetery in Castalia. Schutte-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Postville, Iowa was in charge of arrangements.

Merle Francis Monroe, son of Thomas and Ella (Schroeder) Monroe, was born June 1, 1926 in Castalia, Iowa. He attended Castalia Public School. Merle was united in marriage to Juanita Preuss on February 26, 1946 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Castalia. They became the parents of 6 children. Merle was a farmer, horseman and devoted family man who lived around the Castalia area his entire life. He was a lifelong member of the Zion Lutheran Church and a member of the Minnesota-Iowa State Line Horse Association for 30 years in which he received many awards. He loved horses, spending time with his family and was a hardworking man.

Merle was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Juanita, daughter Julie Monroe, son-in-law, Dennis Anfinson; great-grandson, Dominic Horns, a brother Lloyd Monroe, and a sister, Vila Mae Schultz Reinhardt.

He is survived by his five children, Dean (Becky) Monroe of Castalia, Iowa, Gail Anfinson of Hawkeye, Iowa, Roger (Mary) Monroe of Castalia, Iowa, Marla (Mike) Miene of Postville, Iowa, and Brenda Waterman (friend, Kevin Wiltgen) of Castalia, Iowa; 13 grandchildren, Wendy Monroe, Darin Monroe, Joel Monroe, Mark Monroe, Deone McMullen, Beth Nading, Jeff Anfinson, Wade Monroe, Eli Swift, Shauna Horns, Katy Swift, Lisa Brown, and Todd Waterman; 30 great-grandchildren; and 4 sisters-in-law, Betty Monroe, Ramona Svendson, Wanda McNally, and Nell Preuss.

Pleasant View Cemetery, Castalia, Iowa
 

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