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Evelyn J. Merrill

December 16, 1924 — March 12, 2018

Evelyn Jean Merrill, 93 of Bernard, Iowa passed away March 12, 2018 surrounded by her family.Evelyn was born to Elmer and Martha Johnson on December 16th, 1924 in Fredricka, Iowa. In 1942 Evelyn traveled to California during World War 2. She worked at Lockheed Aircraft in Burbank, California. She welded and riveted P38 Lightning airplanes. She was a true Rosie the Riveter. On August 2nd, 1945 she married Raymond Merrill. They were parents to seven children. During their 57 years of marriage, they enjoyed remodeling many, many houses in Charles City, Iowa. Evelyn was a very talented interior decorator, seamstress, and artist. She enjoyed spending time with her family. Evelyn was an active member of the Charles City V.F.W. Auxiliary. She was an avid bowler and card player.She is survived by her six children Linda (the late Bob) Gross of Bernard, Iowa, David (Deb) Merrill of Bernard, Iowa, Jim (Coleen) Merrill of Independence, Missouri, Steve (Penny) Merrill of Charles City, Iowa, Mark (Angie) Merrill of Kansas City, Missouri, Jon Merrill of Bernard, Iowa, Son-in-law Art Ernst of Charles City, Iowa, 20 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, and 7 great great grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her husband Raymond in 2002 and her daughter Judy Ernst in 2003.A private family memorial will be held at a later date. Condolences can be sent to family at
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