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Merlin Johnson

VERDIGRE — Memorial services for Merlin Johnson, 84, Lynch, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at the United Methodist Church in Verdigre. The Rev. Janet Burgel will officiate with burial at a later date.

Visitation will begin an hour prior to services at the church.

Merlin Johnson died Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021, at Alpine Village in Verdigre.

Brockhaus Funeral Home in Spencer is in charge of arrangements.

In other news

YANKTON — Memorial services for Ron Tappe, 82, Yankton, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Yankton. The Rev. Thi Pham will officiate with burial at about 2 p.m. Tuesday in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Norfolk.

NORFOLK — Services for Mr. Robin J. Munderloh, 71, Norfolk, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Norfolk. The Rev. Robert Wiest will officiate with burial in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Norfolk.

BATTLE CREEK — Services for Donna M. Smith, 85, Battle Creek, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 25, at St. John Lutheran Church in Battle Creek. Burial will be in the Lutheran cemetery in Battle Creek. The Rev. Joseph Leech will officiate.

Joann M. Minihan of Gardnerville, Nev., passed away peacefully to the Lord on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021.

CROFTON — Services for Rick J. Peitz, 61, Port Charlotte, Fla., formerly of Crofton, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 29, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Crofton. The Rev. Jim Keiter will officiate with burial in the Beaver Creek Cemetery in rural Crofton.

STUART — Services for Frank J. Murphy, 93, Stuart, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Stuart. The Rev. Luke Steffes will officiate with burial in the parish cemetery. Military rites will be conducted by the Stuart American Legion.

Private services for Janice Elaine “Jan” Bugenhagen will be at a later date for immediate family.

ORCHARD — Memorial services for Stan Clifton, 79, Orchard, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at the United Methodist Church fellowship hall in Orchard.

HOWELLS — Service for Ardith J. Svitak, 63, Howells, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, at the St. John’s Catholic Church in Howells. The Rev. Stanley Schmit will officiate. Burial will be in St. Henry’s Cemetery in rural Howells.

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