Merlin E. Finke
Merlin E. Finke, 86, Crawfordsville died Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at his home in Crawfordsville.
Friends may call on Friday from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Honts Funeral Home in Winfield.
Burial will be prior to the service at the Cambrian Cemetery, rural Columbus Junction.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the United Church of Crawfordsville, with the Rev. Jason Collier and Larry Fletcher officiating.
Memorials have been established for the Crawfordsville First Responders and the United Church of Crawfordsville.
The son of Silas and Velta (Beauchamp) Finke, he was born Dec. 10, 1926, in Washington. On Feb. 24, 1946, he married Frieda Rees. He was a graduate of the Wyman High School. He was a farmer and was a Pioneer Seed dealer for 27 years. He was a member of the United Church of Crawfordsville, a member of the Louisa County Farm Bureau and ASC and was a member of the Crawfordsville Lions Club. He enjoyed following his children and grandchildren’s sports activities.
Survivors include his wife of Crawfordsville; one daughter, Barb (Phil) Deats of Clive; one son, Bill (Cindy) Finke of Winfield; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one sister, Madonna (Larry) Jack of Carlisle.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Bob; and two brothers, Silas and Clyde.