|Merlin Otto Husmann
October 2, 1938–June 12, 2011
|Merlin Husmann age 72, of Monticello died Sunday, June 12, 2011 at St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids, from complications following heart surgery.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 Thursday morning, June 16, 2011 at St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Monticello with interment in the Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. Darryl Larson officiated at the services. Friends called from 4 until 8 Wednesday at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello. Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Mary, three children, Tami (Charlie Takes), Pam (Brian McDonald) both of Monticello, Alan (Angie), Swansea, South Carolina, eight grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, two sisters, Dorothy Stutt (Marvin Jansen) and Helen Breitbach and a brother Allen all of Monticello. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Kenneth, Robert, LaVerne, and John and a sister, Marie Lubben.
Merlin Otto Husmann was born October 2, 1938 at Monticello, Iowa. He was the son of John F. and Anna (Otten) Husmann. He received his early education in the Black Oak School and completed his education in the Anamosa Community Schools.
Merlin started in his life work as a truck driver. He first started driving for Alan Siebels of Anamosa hauling hogs or lime. Merlin married Mary Allamand on February 4, 1961 at the Wayne Zion Lutheran Church. Merlin was then employed at the Stone City Quarry. He drove a gas truck for Jones County Oil for a number of years. Merlin then went to work at the Martelle Coop for twenty-two years where he drove a truck and also sprayed crops. Following his retirement he drove for Great Plains Gas Company and was currently driving for Behrends Quarry.
Merlin enjoyed being outdoors, going for a drive in the car on Sundays, and working in his yard and garden. He was a devoted dad, grandpa and great-grandpa.
Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
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