Merle McMahon

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Merle J. McMahon - 79, of Minneapolis, MN and formerly of Fort Dodge, IA died Thursday, January 21, 2010 at the Methodist Hospital in Minneapolis, MN.
Funeral services will be 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 27th in the Chapel of Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home and 10:00 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church for a Mass of Christian Burial all in Fort Dodge, IA. Visitation will be after 4:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, where there will be a Vigil at 7:00 p.m.
Merle is survived by his children, daughter, Molly McMahon of Chicago, IL; sons, Peter McMahon of White Fish, MT, Matthew McMahon and his wife Ali of Hoboken, NJ; a granddaughter, Lilly McMahon of Hoboken, NJ; a brother, Mert McMahon of Dunedin, FL; sisters, Ann Marie Best of Ames, Maureen Hays of Eustis, FL, Joan Smith of Maple Wood, MN, Pate Schuh of Tavares, FL. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mortimer and Alice L. (Hood) McMahon; sisters, Helen Crilly, Catherine O'Neill, Mary Anderson; brothers, Eugene, James, Hubert, Donald and Robert McMahon.
Merle J. McMahon was born June 6, 1930 in Webster County. He was raised and educated in Barnum, graduating from Barnum High School in 1948. Merle then attended Fort Dodge Junior College. From 1954 to 1956 he served in the US Army until his honorable discharge. After his discharge, he resumed his education at Creighton University, graduating in 1959. In 1960 he established his home in Minneapolis. Merle was the Co-Founder of Pries Enterprises Inc. which was established in 1975 in Independence, Iowa and was currently the Owner/President. He was a member of Our Lady of Grace Church in Edina, MN.
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal on Jan. 25, 2010