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Merle Lee Powell (1950 - 2012)

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Merle Lee Powell

Des Moines

Merle Powell, 62, passed away Friday, December 7, 2012 at Iowa Lutheran Hospital. He was born May 14, 1950 in Des Moines, Iowa.

Merle was a mechanic and jack of all trades. He enjoyed working on cars, fishing, and spending time with his grandchildren.

Merle is survived by his wife of 34 years, Charlotte Howard; his parents, Larry and Maxine Powell; six children, three step-children, 17 grandchildren, sister, Melody Mowery; half-brother, Rick Starr; and his dogs, Scooby Doo and Little Guy.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Thursday, December 13, 2012 at Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens, 121 NW 60th Avenue in Des Moines, with burial to follow at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family in loving memory of Merle.

Online condolences may be made to:

Published in Des Moines Register on Dec. 11, 2012
Funeral Home
Hamilton's Funeral Home
121 NW 60th Avenue Des Moines, IA 50313
(515) 289-2442
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