In Memory of Merlin K. Feddersen
Died: August 30, 2018
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 www.christensenvanhouten.com
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
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Ida Grove, Iowa
"How Great Thou Art"
Mount Hope Cemetery
Battle Creek, Iowa
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! ”