Kenneth L. Merfeld long-time resident of Emmetsburg, went home to the Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011.
Ken was born in Packard, IA on Sept. 14, 1935 and graduated from Chapin High School in 1953. He immediately began his 46 year career in the feed manufacturing industry with Ralston Purina in Iowa Falls.
Ken and Sharon Merfeld were united in matrimony in Mason City on Oct. 5, 1958. They celebrated their 50th Anniversary in October, 2008 with a trip to Branson, MO.
After 22 years with Purina, Ken began his 24 years of employment with Kerber Milling Company in 1975. He retired in 1999.
Ken is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and one sister.
Ken is survived by his wife, Sharon; three children, Rod (Julie) from Royal; Jeff (Patricia) from Indianapolis, IN; and Jenny (Eric) from Eldridge. Ken is also survived by five grandchildren: Skye and Roman (Rod); Hillary and Abby (Jeff); and Gavin (Jenny). He is also survived by one sister (Arlene) and one brother (Lyle), both residing in Mason City, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Memorial Services will be held on Friday, Aug. 12, at 11 a.m. at Hogan-Bremer Funeral Home, 126 3rd Street NE, Mason City.