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Merlyn John Fell

September 21, 1933 — June 23, 2019


     Merlyn John Fell, the son of John and Viola (Schoelerman) Fell was born September 21, 1933 in Spencer, IA. His childhood years were spent in the Everly, IA area, where he attended school and graduated from Everly High School in 1951.

     Merlyn enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1953 and served until his Honorable Discharge in 1955. He married Bonnie Ihnen in 1954.  He then began farming in the Everly area. Merlyn married Donna Carlson in 2004. He was a member of the Evening Shade Lodge#312 A.F. & A.M., American Legion Glen Pedersen Post #1 and Hope Lutheran Church. Merlyn enjoyed driving the Shriners ATV’s in parades, driving Everly School bus and working with livestock.

     Merlyn passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at Prairie View Home in Sanborn, IA, at the age of 85. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Bonnie; and a son, Mark Fell.

     Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Donna of Sanborn, IA; 5 children: Patricia (Terry) Thomsen of Hartley, IA, Mike Fell of Lake Mills, IA, Sandy (Dale) Langner of Dickens, IA, Sharon (Jim) Mitchell of Polk City, IA and Teresa (Travis) Kiewiet of Dike, IA; 6 step-children: Curtis (Aimee) Carlson of Emmetsburg, IA, Stanley (Nan) Carlson of Iowa City, IA, Tim (Beth) Carlson of Cedar Rapids, IA, Mike (Lori) Carlson of Waverly, IA, Joyce Hindman of Lincoln City, OR and Janet Wait of Peoria, AZ; 15 grandchildren; 16 step-grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren;  29 step-great-grandchildren; one brother, Dr. David (Barbara) Fell of Jackson, MN; 2 sisters-in-law: Marlis Tesch of Everly, IA and Lois Ihnen of Spirit Lake, IA; close family friend, Violet Ihnen, of Spirit Lake, IA; other relatives and many friends.

     In Lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Merlyn's name.
Funeral services will take place 2:00 P.M., Thursday, June 27, at Hope Lutheran Church in Everly.
Pastor Dan Taylor
Luke Langner
Leah Malmstrom
Jeremy Langner
Benjamin Thomsen
Jacob Thomsen
Kyle Thomsen
Kayla Garvin
Curtis Fell
Krista Smith
John Mitchell
Katlyn Fell
Joe Mitchell
Marley Kiewiet
Parker Kiewiet
Taylor Kiewiet
Visitation will take place Wednesday, June 26, at Warner Funeral Home in Everly, starting at 3:00 P.M., with family present from 6-8:00 P.M. 

Masonic services will be conducted by the Evening Shade Lodge #312 A.F. & A.M.,  Wednesday, June 26, at Warner Funeral Home in Everly, at 5:30 P.M.
"On Eagle's Wings"
"What A Friend We Have In Jesus"
"Well Done"
Lone Tree Cemetery
Everly, Iowa
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