November 18, 2010

(12/29/1940 - 11/10/2010)

Merle E. Zweifel, age 69, of Kahoka, MO, died Wednesday, November 10, 2010, at the Clark Co. Nursing Home in Kahoka.

Merle was born December 29, 1940, in Oklahoma City, OK, a son of Merle I. and Nettie Williams Zweifel.

He graduated from Keokuk High School and on July 13, 1958, was united in marriage to Marilyn Lewis in Keokuk. They were the parents of three children, Carl, Kim and Vickie.

Merle is survived by his children: Carl Zweifel and his wife, Nellie, of Kahoka, MO, Kim Clark and her husband, Larry, of Gorin, MO and Vickie Baker and her husband, Bill, of Keosauqua, IA; three grandchildren: Cora Webster and her husband, Jeff, of Overland Park, KS, Justin Clark of Gorin, MO, and Danielle Clark of St. Paul, MN; one great-granddaughter, Finley Webster of Overland Park, KS; one brother, Larry Wise of Wisconsin; a sister, Carlene Shotts of Revere, MO; as well as nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Earlene Barnes; and special friend, Karen Wood.

Most of his life, Merle was self-employed. His last 10 years of employment were in construction until his health started to fail and he was no longer able to work.

Merle loved going to flea markets. He loved getting in his car, traveling and seeing the sights, and picking up items to sell along the way. His greatest treasures were his family.

Funeral services were held Sunday, November 14, 2010, at 1:30 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with Brother John Sammons officiating. Special music, "His Eye is on the Sparrow" was provided by his granddaughter, Cora Zweifel Webster.

Pallbearers were Merle Davis, Frank Oertel, Chris Lasseire, Burb Fountain, Justin Clark and Mike Parrish.

Burial was in the Kahoka Cemetery.

Visitation was held after 4 p.m. Saturday at Wilson Funeral Home with family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m.

Memorials were suggested to the Clark Co. Nursing Home Activity Fund.

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