MERLE A. EFFERDING(1933 - 2014)


WINTER HAVEN - Merle A. Efferding was born May 22, 1933 in Bellevue IA. He passed away on March 12, 2014 of heart failure in Lake Wales FL. Only child of Alvin Efferding & Helen (Burkart) Efferding.
He married Florence (Wilting), daughter of Bernard Wilting & Bertha Ripp at Holy Assumption Catholic Church in West Allis, WI on September 28, 1957. They were married 56 years.
Survived by 2 children, daughter Christine "Tina" Wolff & son Kirk, 6 grandchildren & 7 great grandchildren.
Merle was a retired pattern maker and served in the Wis. Natl. Guard 32nd division company B for 18 years. He was a snowbird spending 16 years of retirement in Winter Haven FL enjoying golf, card playing, shooting pool with the many fine people of their community & spent summers in Green Bay, WI. Merle was an avid Packer fan following football, basketball (MKE Bucks), baseball (MKE Brewers).
Memorial to be held In Waukesha WI. Condolences may be made to


Funeral Home

Oak Ridge Funeral Care
2425 Havendale Boulevard Winter Haven, FL 33881
(863) 967-5090

Published in Ledger from Mar. 20 to Mar. 21, 2014