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“Beulah and Lamm family - I am so sorr to hear of Merrill's loss. My dad (Lyle Plath) and Merrill enjoyed each other's company immensely - old...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Diana Kading - Ankeny, IA

“I sure enjoyed getting to know Merrill through my Dad, Dale. Life long friends who had a lot of stories to tell about each other! ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Tom Frank - Winterset, IA

“Dear Beula & Family,We have been out of town & just learned about the loss of Merrill.He was such a wonderful, kind, gentle man.Know that our...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Mike & Maxine Flaherty - IA

4 of 11 | Posted by: DICK FINCH - JEFFERSON, IA

“I am so very sorry for your loss. Merrill touched the lives of many and was a wonderful man. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers.The...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Lauri Lankford - Glen Carbon, IL

“Sending my love and sympathy. Yours was a life well lived Uncle Merrill. I will always remember you fondly. ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: CaroleAnne Vannoy - Urbandale, IA

“sorry to hear of merrill passing. when I was 16 I worked Shelling corn for him. He was great to work for he always made sure we were payed good and...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Kevin Hicks - Boone, IA - Friend

“Merrill was a special man and his memories will remain in the hearts and minds of all that knew and loved him! Our thoughts and prayers for all the...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Brent and Joy Larsen - Hawk Point, MO

“So sorry for your Family's loss! Our thoughts and prayers go out to Angie and the rest of the family. May God's gentle hands give you strength...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Larry and Toni Kelley - Boone, IA

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10 of 11 | Posted by: Jason Tidwell - Ankeny, IA

“Sorry to hear about Merrill's passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: larry & Deanna Leichliter - Ogden, IA

Merrill V. Lamm, 98, of Ogden, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, August 31, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at the Community United Methodist Church Ogden. Steve Satre will officiate. Burial will be at Glenwood Cemetery in Ogden. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., at the Community United Methodist Church. For online obituaries and condolences visit:

Merrill Vernon Lamm was born on September 1, 1918, the son of Floyd and Hazel (Short) Lamm. He graduated with the Truro High School class of 1936. He farmed with his dad in the Truro area.

On February 28, 1942, Merrill was united in marriage to Beula Muselman. He enlisted in the Army Air Force after the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. From 1943 to 1945 he served in the New Guinea, Philippine and Okinawa theaters. Merrill was honorably discharged as a staff sergeant on October 5, 1945.

The couple moved to Omaha where he worked for a couple years. In 1947 the couple moved to the Ogden area where they farmed until he retired in 1991.

Merrill was a member of the Community United Methodist Church, Edward J. Mass American Legion Post #55, and a 50 year member of the Rhodes Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards, spending time with his family and loved his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife of 75 years Beula; five children; Angela (John) Lewis of Council Bluffs, IA, Ann (Ray) Polito of Granger, IA, Alana (Charles) Beck of Johnston, IA, Alan (Carolyn) Lamm of Ogden, IA, and Anita Lamm; 17 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; one sister Helen Lorenzen of Winterset, IA, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son Arlen Lamm, daughter Annise Thompson, and two sisters Ethel Rosander and Virginia Beener.

Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.