In Memory of

Merle Spieler

July 1, 1940 - September 3, 2015
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.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, September 7, 2015 at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus. In Lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made in Merle's name to be used for a future high school scholarship.
Father Dan Guenther
Dylan Spieler Jacob Spieler Ben Hueser Sam Hueser Justin Frederick Pat Spieler Matt Bindner Honorary Bearers Josh Frederick Ty Spieler Lance Spieler Cole Spieler
Visitation will be held from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon with the family present during that time at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus. There will be a 3 p.m. rosary and 5 p.m. wake service Sunday at the church.
Holy Name Catholic Cemetery Marcus, Iowa Military rites will be provided by the American Legion F.I. Goodburn Post 517, Marcus, Iowa


Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“Linda, My sincerest condolences at this difficult time. I always enjoyed and looked forward to seeing you and Merle when I was home. He always had a smile on his face and kind words. May the good Lord hold you in the palm of His hands. ”
- Gail P_ Boever
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“Linda & family, I'm so very sorry to learn of Merle's passing. May you hold fond memories close to your hearts, and may he rest in peace in the arms of Our Lord.”
- Nancy (Kosse) Muehl
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“Linda and family, You have my sincerest sympathies on Merle's sudden loss. I know he will be missed by so many in Marcus and by his family and friends. We will be praying for you in the days and months ahead.”
- Jennifer (Smith) Hoesing and Peter, Grant and Sam
Monday, September 7, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“Merle and I spent our days together. I remember he always said omg no mail this is bad, next day too much mail no good! Loved working with Merle. Loved hearing aabout family everyday! Proud about every family mmember. Missed himself since he retired. Our sympathy, loved seeing he and Linda, Dude and Lori Ganger”
- Ganger Lori
Monday, September 7, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you Linda at this time of great loss. We will certainly miss Merle.”
- Terry and Lois Bauler
Monday, September 7, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“Linda and family,
My deepest sympathy for your loss. It was always great to speak with Merle. He would always make me smile. He is your guardian angel and that is something special.”
- Mike Holmes
Monday, September 7, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“We are so sorry for your loss. Merle was a wonderful person always had a hello and and a smile. He will be missed in our community. Prayers for your family and God's hand will help you guide your way till you meet again. ”
- Todd & Kristi Ames
Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“Our sincere sympathies to the Merle Spieler Family..May you find comfort in all the memories you have together.
- Blaine & Jane (Kosse)Ashley, Megan & Evan
Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“We were saddened to hear of Merle's sudden passing. Our sympathies and prayers to the entire Spieler family.”
- Becky & Mike Meyer
Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“Linda, you are in are thoughts and prayers. So sorry to hear about Merle.”
- Steve and Maggie Keffeler
Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“I am sorry to learn of your father's passing, Steph. Holdfast to your wonderful memories, my friend.”
- Tricia Vredenburg
Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“In the late 1950's Merle and 3 buddies bowled summer league at Cherokee Bowl. We remember the pleasant time we had with these young boys. We extend our sympathy to Merle's family. ”
- Dale Sturgeon
Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“We are so sorry to hear of Merle's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. I know that my dad and mom where there to welcome him and I hope you can find some comfort in this. I remember all of our visits to the farm when I was younger and all the nicknames that Merle had for everyone! Such a wonderful man.”
- Kerri (Brady) Thongvanh
Friday, September 4, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“Linda and family,
We were saddened to hear the sad news. There are no words that will ease your pain. May God wrap His loving arms around you and give you strength today and in the difficult days ahead. May the many memories you have live on forever in your hearts. Merle was a kind man who always greeted us with a smile. Prayers for you all.”
- Jamie Alesch
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