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MUHLENBRUCH, Mervin D. 1925 - 1997

MUHLENBRUCH, STADTLANDER, GRUIS, SQUIRE, PAYTON, DANNEN, BERDING

Posted By: Pat Ludeke (email)
Date: 1/2/2018 at 14:17:15

Mervin D. Muhlenbruch, 71, of Thornton, Iowa, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 1997, at the Muse-Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City, Iowa.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Swaledale United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Bruce Witkers officiating. Burial was at Pleasant View Cemetery, Thornton.

He was born on Oct. 10, 1925, the son of John and Laura (Stadtlander) Muhlenbruch. He attended the Swaledale School system before graduating from the Thornton High School. He entered the United States Army in the fall of 1946 serving with the Occupational Forces until his discharge in May of 1947. Upon his return home he worked for G.A. Eddy of Swaledale, Iowa, and Deckers in Mason City, Iowa, until starting to farm in 1949.

In November of 1948 he was united in marriage to Adeline Gruis. They farmed all his life around the Swaledale and Thornton area until retiring in 1993. Merv enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, golfing and having coffee with his friends. He was a member of the Swaledale United Methodist Church, AMVETS of Clear Lake, Iowa, and the Thornton Lions Club.

He is survived by his wife, Adeline, Thornton; two daughters, Kay Squier and her husband, Wayne, Nancy Payton and her husband, Ron; one son, Brian Muhlenbruch and his wife, Pam, all of Thornton; six grandchildren, Michele (Squier) Smuck and her husband, Matt, Amy, Dana, and Laura Payton, Trisha and Cole Muhlenbruch; two great-grandchildren, Derek and Andrew Smuck; one brother, Wayne Muhlenbruch and his wife, Alvina, Clear Lake; two sisters, Irene Dannen and her husband, Else of Mason City, and Mardene Berding, Mason City; a special friend, Pat Knutson and her husband, Gary of Forsythe, Mo.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers.


 

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