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“My condolences. This mad me very sad. I grew up next to this lady. She will be missed. ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: Nikki Rose (Stoneburner) - Ogden, IA

“Dee. Thank you for introducing to my wife, Becky. We had almost fifty years of love because of you. May you rest in peace. Prayers. ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Howard Duncan - Walla Walla, WA

“I am sorry for your loss. Dee was a wonderful woman, she could always make me laugh she was loved by many and will be missed . Love you Dee ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Angie Mendez - Otho, IA - Friend

“Sorry for your loss she was an amazing woman. She will be missed but never forgotten ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Bobbi Swain - Ogden, IA

“My sympathy & prayers to all the family for comfort as you go through the days ahead. ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Shirley Erickson - Boone, IA

“I am sorry for your loss. Thoughts are with your family at this time. ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Carrie Self - Boone, IA

Dee Merriam, 66, of Boxholm, Iowa, passed away Thursday, June 21, 2018, at the Accura Healthcare of Ogden.

A Celebration of Life gathering will be held on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, from 5:00 to 7:00 at Carson – Stapp Funeral Home in Ogden. For online obituaries and condolences please visit:

Hazel D. Hermanns was born on July 30, 1951, California, the daughter of Edward and Vida (Hargett) Hermann. The family moved to Washington where she met Big Bob.

On October 1, 1977, Dee was united in marriage to Robert Merriam Sr. The couple moved to Wyoming and eventually moving to Ogden, Iowa, where they raised their family. Dee worked in the kitchen at Twisters bar in Pilot Mound and also at the Grandview Care Center in Dayton.

Dee loved to sew and travel. She especially loved her two dogs, Tasha and Bambi.

She is survived by Daughter, Melinda Dewsnup of Boone; son , Robert "Bob" (Katie) Merriam of Boone; sister, Kay Pettichord of Spokane WA; friend for life Mabel Buchmiller of Ogden; five grandchildren, Tony (Caitlin) Bernau, Ashley Bechtold, Grace, Hank, and Wyatt Merriam; four great-grandchildren, Jameson, Annalee, and Mikaylee Bernau and Laiken Wildt.

She was preceded by her parents, Ed and Vida Hermanns, husband, Robert "Big Bob" Merriam Sr., and son, Wayne Merriam, brother, Ernie Hermanns, sister, Charlotte Brown.

Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.