Rudy Merkel, 98, Bowdle, died Monday, January 13, 2014 at the Bowdle Nursing Home. Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Lien Funeral Home, Bowdle, with Rev. Ronnie Vetch leading the service. Interment follows at the Bowdle City Cemetery.
Visitation begins 12 noon Friday with a 7:00 PM prayer service at the Lien Funeral Home, Bowdle. Visitation resumes noon Saturday.
Rudy is survived by Loretta, his wife of 74 years; two sons—Lawrence Merkel of Bowdle and Clyde Merkel of Charlotte, NC; two daughters—Alice (Jake) Helm of Brooksville, FL and Lois (Jack) Mumford of Farmington Hills, MI; two brothers—William Merkel of Eurek and Thomas Merkel of Washburn, ND; three sisters—Ruth Dais Betty Ehmke of Eureka and Frieda Spagnola of Woodbridge, CA; 10 Grandchildren, 11 Great Grandchildren, and two Great, Great Grandchildren.
Lien Funeral Home, Bowdle, is in charge of arrangements.
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