In Memory of

Merle Spieler

Merle Peter Spieler, the son of Martin "Abe" and Loretta (Schneider) Spieler was born July 1, 1940, on the family farm near Remsen, IA. Merle attended school in Marcus and graduated from Holy Name Catholic School in 1958. After high school, he worked for a couple years and then joined the Iowa Army National Guard where he served until his honorable discharge in 1968. On June 13, 1964, Merle was united in marriage to Linda Hoyt in Marcus, IA. Following their marriage, Merle worked for Ebert Construction for a few years, farmed, and was a rural mail carrier for 37 years. Merle was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed farming, fishing, golfing, and was an avid Packer fan. He loved watching his children and grandsons play sports- rarely missing an event. He also enjoyed traveling with friends and having coffee at the Junction and morning break at Frederick Welding. Most of all, he loved spending time with family and friends. On September, 3, 2015, Merle passed away suddenly at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, IA. He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin "Abe" and Loretta Spieler; and brothers, Deene and Dale Spieler. He will lovingly be remembered by his wife Linda Spieler of Marcus; children, Denny (Steph) Spieler of Marcus, IA, Lisa Spieler of Marcus, IA, Julie (Jeff) Frederick of Cleghorn, IA, and Jeff (Kara) of Lennox, SD; grandchildren: Dylan and Jacob Spieler, Ben and Sam Hueser, Justin and Josh Frederick, and Ty, Lance, and Cole Spieler; one great-granddaughter, Regan Frederick; siblings: Lyle (Donna) Spieler of Sioux City, IA, Mary (Larry) Case of Sioux City, IA, and Lynn (Tim) Bindner of Alton, IA; in-laws: Marie Spieler of Cedar Rapids, IA, Karen (Jim) Bellas of Sioux Falls, SD, Randy (Debbie) Hoyt of Runnells, IA, Rita (Tom) Nuebel of Okoboji, IA, Sue Tritz of Remsen, IA, and Jean Baumann of Omaha, NE; numerous nieces; nephews; other relatives, and friends. In Lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made in Merle's name to be used for a future high school scholarship.

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