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Merlin Charles Wirkus
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Obituary for Merlin Charles Wirkus

The Zahrbock Funeral Home of Madison announces the death of 93 year old Merlin Wirkus of Albert Lea, MN formerly of Nassau, MN who passed away on Wednesday, May 30 at Albert Lea, Minnesota.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday, June 4, 2018 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Nassau, MN. Burial will be in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Sunday, June 3, 2018 starting at 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. and with a prayer service at 6:00 p.m. at the Zahrbock Funeral Home Chapel, Madison, MN.

Merlin Charles Wirkus was born on December 10, 1924 to parents Charles and Hilda (Lau) Wirkus, Nassau, MN. He was baptized and confirmed in St. Paul Lutheran Church, Nassau, Minnesota. He attended school in Nassau and Marietta. He began farming on the family farm, which he did until his retirement.
On September 26, 1954, he was united in marriage to Jean Marie Ustrud at St. Pauli Lutheran Church, Wallace, SD. To this union two children were born.
In life, Merlin enjoyed farming, being with his wife, children and grandchildren and having coffee with his boys. He enjoyed traveling with Jean to many different places.
After, Jean passed away in 2004, he moved into Madison and then moved to Albert Lea, Minnesota to be near his son Daniel and family.
Death came to Merlin on May 30, 2018 and he had reached the age of 93 years, 5 months and 20 days.
Merlin is survived by his son Daniel and Mary Louise Wirkus of Albert Lea, MN and Marilyn Zeigler of Vadnais Heights, MN and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Hilda, his wife Jean in 2004 and sister Ileen Christensen.
Blessed be his memory.


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funeral service

Monday

4

Jun

10:30 AM
St. Paul's Lutheran

4th Street
Nassau, Minnesota 56257

Visitation will be on Sunday, June 3, 2018 starting at 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. and with a prayer service at 6:00 p.m. at the Zahrbock Funeral Home Chapel.

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Paul's Cemetery

Rural Nassau
Nassau, Minnesota 56256

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