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Merle Dale Derscheid

1919 - 2018 Obituary Condolences

Merle passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 18, 2018 in Sun City, California; he was born on February 3, 1919 in Esmond, South Dakota to the late August and Nora (Leek) Derscheid.
Merle served his country in the U.S. Navy (1937 to 1941); and Merchant Marines (1942 to 1944). He was a mechanical engineer for Bryan Jackson Co. for 40 years.
He is survived by his children and their families, Kenneth Derscheid and Cynthia Prentice; five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Cleva in 2013, his son Parris, his brothers Clinton, Lyle and sister DeEtta.
There will be a visitation on Friday, February 2, 2018 from 4-8pm at Miller-Jones Mortuary 26770 Murrieta Rd., Sun City, California 92586. A Celebration of Merle's life will be on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Faith Lutheran Church, Sun City, Ca 92586. He will be interred privately at Riverside National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Faith Lutheran Church in Sun City, Ca or to a . .

Published in Press-Enterprise on Jan. 28, 2018
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