Merle Wing
July 13, 1937 - June 6, 2018

Merle Wing

Merle Wing
Jul 13, 1937 - Jun 6, 2018

Merle Wing
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Merle Wing, 80, of Webster City, died Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at Van Diest Medical Center. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church with Reverend Mark Eichler officiating. Burial at Graceland Cemetery will be at 10:30 a.m. prior to the service on Saturday. Visitation will be held on Friday, June 8, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Foster Funeral and Cremation Center.
Merle Clarence Wing, the son of Clarence and Helen Beerman Wing was born on July 13, 1937 in Stanhope. He graduated from Stanhope Schools in 1956. Merle served in the Iowa Air National Guard from 1958 to 1964. He married Janice Short on May 29, 1959 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Webster City. Merle was a mechanic at Buell Auto and Christenson Motors. He worked for Merle Nagel at Merle's Motor Service and purchased the business in 1982. He was the owner until his retirement in 2007.
Survivors include his daughter, Cindy (Jim) Mitchell of Webster City; sister-in-law, Judy (Phillip) Frakes of Sioux City; nieces, nephews and many extended family and friends that thought of him as "Dad" or "Grandpa".
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Janice in 2009; sister-in-law, Donna Hoversten.
Merle was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. He was a friend of the Hamilton County Fair, volunteering numerous hours of his time. He loved camping, especially at the Iowa State Fair for the last 35 years. He enjoyed photography, woodworking and riding around on his scooter with his granddog, Checker. Merle will be missed by many as he was a friend to everyone he met.
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Bernard Wing on Jun 11, 2018

Our deepest sympathies at the death of your Dad. May the Holy Spirit give you His Comfort, Peace and Strength during this time of grief and mourning. blessings from all the Minnesota Wings.

Linda and Jim Freitag on Jun 10, 2018

Our condolences to you all. We lived in Merle’s neighborhood many many years ago but can recall the greetings as we walked by his home. Can also remember his caring for our vehicles with his mechanic skills and feeling thankful that we could trust him in that area. Of course, we are most grateful for the faith we share in Jesus Christ and being members of St Paul’s with him. Fast forward almost 30 years that we’ve been away from Iowa. Touched base with Merle through social media. He’s one of those people that God used to touch our lives and the lives of so many others. Praise God that Heaven is now his Home and one day we shall reunite!

Joyce E Lateer on Jun 9, 2018

I will miss one of the sweetest men you could ever know and will miss seeing him in church in every Saturday night. May God bless you both and now Merle is very much where he knew he would be, with our loving Lord!.

Bruce Johnson on Jun 8, 2018

Merle was a trusted friend and mechanic for my dad, Leonard Johnson, who lived in WC and died in 2010. Rest in Peace, kind man.

Dean and Janice David on Jun 8, 2018

We have so many wonderful memories of good times with your folks. Camping, square dancing, come as you are brunches, and visits in general. There was nothing he wouldn't do for you. A one of a kind man and he will be missed dearly.

Teri Richardson McClemons on Jun 8, 2018

Cindy & Jim,
My heartfelt thoughts to you on the loss of your dad. Growing up with Cindy I just remember his humor and smiling eyes. Merle was a small man but had a big heart. He was always there to lend a hand to my mother especially. May your many memories of him give you comfort.
Teri Richardson McClemons

Elnor Rae Hill Albert on Jun 7, 2018

Heart felt condolences on Merle’s passing. Moral and I went to school together from kindergarten through senior. I saw him at our 60th class reunion this last summer. I know he will be missed. Prayers to the family 🙏🏼

Terry Adams on Jun 7, 2018

Our condolences Cindy & Jimmy.
Terry, LeeAnn, Austin Adams.

Marlene Bringolf on Jun 7, 2018

Cindy & Jim, My heartfelt condolences on the Loss of Merle. Although I only met him on 2 short occasions, I could feel the love that he had for everyone and they in turn loved him. May all the memories you have comfort you now and forever.

Sandy Miller on Jun 7, 2018

So sorry for your loss. I have known Merle all my life-my parents & his parents would always get together to play cards, so grew up knowing him. He was always such good help @ the Stanhope Alumni Banquet also----will truly be missed. Prayers for the family.

Nancy Buell Reasland on Jun 7, 2018

Merle will always hold a special place in my heart. He worked for my dad, and my dad had the had the highest regard for Merle’s abilities and even more importantly, his integrity. As a little girl growing up visiting my dad’s business, Merle always took time to give me smile and a kind word. That meant a lot to me then, and even more now. Merle just made this world a better place, a truly kind man. He will be missed. Can you just imagine the reunion party going on in Heaven right now?!?

Pam Peterson on Jun 7, 2018

Cindy & Jim, so sorry to learn of his passing. Merle was a super nice guy. I enjoyed working for him at Merle's Motor. He was such a kind man. Now he's with Janice.

Stephanie Pelz on Jun 7, 2018

CandleMy heartfelt condolences go out to you and the family. I will surely miss the presence of a truly loveable and kind person.

Joan Hadaway on Jun 7, 2018

Cindy and Jim, I am so sorry for your loss. Your dad was one of a kind and a very sweet man. He will truly be missed by all who knew him.

Tom & Ronda on Jun 6, 2018

Cindy & Jim, sending prayers & hugs. Sorry for your loss! Your dad was a very special person to our family! We will miss that smile & conversation. Sincere condolences, Tom, Ronda, Kalli & Keith

The Conaways on Jun 6, 2018

Merle was truly an earth angel. Nicest, kindest man I have ever known. He brought sunshine into the life of everyone he met. My family was honored and privileged to know him as a businessman and a dear friend. God blessed us with you Merle, and we're thankful you're at last reunited with the love of your life. Until we meet again, rest in peace. Heartfelt condolences to Cindy and Jim, whom he was SO PROUD of!

Sara Schmidt on Jun 6, 2018

My thoughts are with you during this time of sadness. May your wonderful memories of this great man comfort you in your grief.

Mae Bates on Jun 6, 2018

Friends for many, many years, although it was several years ago, nicer man there never was, we stayed in touch.
My sympathy to Cindy and all his friends and family!

Sharon Nieman on Jun 6, 2018

Your Dad was a wonderful Man. He was a dear friend of my Aunt Mary Mummert and your folks where there a lot when we came to town! They all had a wonderful relationship and friendship! I am sure he will be missed by many. Prayers to your family.
Joe and Sharon Mummert Nieman

Ann Schwiebert White on Jun 6, 2018

My sympathy to Merle'a family. He was an awesome guy and friend to all he met. He will be missed by everyone that knew him. May he rest in peace as he is now with God in heaven. Ann Schwiebert White.

Pamela Conkling on Jun 6, 2018

Cindy and Jim, We cannot express enough what Merle meant to our parents and all of us. He was a guy we would have thought would go on forever!! A lot of things won't be the same as he was always doing for and helping others. RIP Merle. Lovuguys! Pam/Dick C.

Bill & Diana Fielder on Jun 6, 2018

Our sympathy to Merle's family. He loved life and definitely was one of the "good guys"!



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