In Memory of Merlin K. Feddersen

Merlin K. Feddersen
Merlin K. Feddersen
Born: March 21, 1951
Died: August 30, 2018
Age: 67
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Merlin K. Feddersen
March 21, 1951 - August 30, 2018
From: Battle Creek, IA

Merlin K. Feddersen, age 67, of Battle Creek, Iowa passed away on Thursday, August 30, 2018, at his residence of Battle Creek, Iowa.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at the St. John’s Lutheran Church of Battle Creek, Iowa. Rev. Randy Cormeny will officiate. Committal Services will follow in the Mount Hope Cemetery of Battle Creek, Iowa. A Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at the Christensen – Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa. The Christensen -Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at

Merlin K. Feddersen, the son of Kenneth and Dorothy (Wittmaack) Feddersen, was born on March 21, 1951. Merlin grew up on the farm outside of Battle Creek, Iowa and graduated from Battle Creek High School with the class of 1969.

After graduation, Merlin went into farming with his father. On October 27, 1973, Merlin was united in marriage to Joann Koch in the St. Matthew Lutheran Church of Mapleton, Iowa. The couple made their home on the family farm outside of Battle Creek and were blessed with a son Kevin.

After moving to town, Merlin continued the tradition of farming with his son. He was a faithful and lifetime member of the Lutheran faith attending Midway Lutheran Church while on the farm and St. John’s Lutheran Church in town. Merlin treasured his time spent with family and friends. He enjoyed farming, livestock, attending farm sales and going to the sale barn. He will be remembered for his quick wit and sense of humor. He was an honest, humble and kind son, father, grandfather and friend.

He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years Joann Feddersen; son Kevin (Kristy) Feddersen and their children Ashton and Paige all of Battle Creek, IA; mother Dorothy Feddersen of Battle Creek, IA; brother Dennis (Joan) Feddersen of Ft. Dodge, IA; sister Julie (Dean) Rath of Ida Grove, IA; brothers-in-law Marvin (Karen) Koch of Ute, IA and Duane (Kathy) Koch of Nora Springs, IA; sisters-in-law Sheryl (John) Block of Olathe, KS and Dorothy Koch of Little Falls MN; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Merlin was preceded in death by his father Kenneth Feddersen; in-laws Everett and Ileen Koch; and brother-in-law Larry Koch.



10:30 a.m., Wednesday
September 5, 2018
St. John's Lutheran Church
Battle Creek, Iowa


Rev. Randy D. Cormeny


Jason Koch
Ryan Koch
Aaron Feddersen
Grant Feddersen
Jared Feddersen
Marcus Dryak
Kevin McGrain
Tony Jensen


5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Christensen-Van Houten 
Funeral Home
Ida Grove, Iowa


"Beautiful Savior"
"How Great Thou Art"


Mount Hope Cemetery
Battle Creek, Iowa


Monday, September 10, 2018 at 10:11 AM
“Joann, So sorry for your loss. Merlin was special guy. May God give you His Comfort and Strength.”
- Shirley Patrick
Friday, September 7, 2018 at 9:29 AM
“Oh Joann, we're so sorry to hear this. Prayers to you & your family. May the Lord hold you all in His ever loving arms!”
- Diane Palm
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 9:01 AM
“Joann and family,
You are in our thoughts and prayers during this time of loss! May the good Lord provide you peace knowing Merlin is with our beautiful Lord and Savior! ”
- Joey Hoefling
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 10:44 AM
“Kevin and the entire Feddersen family I am very sorry for your loss. Even though I never met your Dad Kevin, for him to raise a great person like you, he must of been a heck of a great person himself. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers all the way from Texas. God bless. ”
- Señor Ryan and Cathy Wieck
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 10:44 AM
“Dear Joann so sorry to hear of Merlins passing such a nice gentleman. You and he were such a special couple and he will be missed. Hugs to you and your family”
- Anne Beery
Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 3:26 PM
“Sorry for your lost. Our prayers are with you and your family.”
- Liz& Ken Hanshaw
Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 3:26 PM
“So very sorry for loss! He did have such a good sense of humor and a delight to visit with!”
- Micki Fischer
Friday, August 31, 2018 at 3:16 PM
“JoAnn and family so sorry to hear of Merlins passing. he ws a dear sweet man. My God hold you in this time of sorrow --Betty and Gary”
- betty treiber
Friday, August 31, 2018 at 8:18 AM
“Sorry for your loss.Kevin. We will be praying for you and your family.”
- Tim & Cheryl Sargent
Friday, August 31, 2018 at 8:18 AM
“So very sorry JoAnn and family. He was a very nice man.
- Fern Krayenhagen
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