Merle S. Frette
Story City - Merle S. Frette, 100 of Story City died January 23, 2021 at Bethany Life Community in Story City. Funeral services will be Wednesday January 27 at 11:00 am. Burial will follow in the St. Paul's Church Cemetery in rural Jewell. Visitation will be an hour prior to the service at the church.
Merle was born on September 1, 1920 in rural Boone to Edward P. and Bertina (Jacobson) Frette. He married Phyllis M. Schutt on July 10, 1961. She passed away May 20, 2014. Merle farmed west of Story City and then worked at Ames Laboratory for many years.
Merle was a lifelong resident of the Story City area and member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. He enjoyed reading, golfing, bowling, family activities and gardening. He took special pride in his pear and apple trees.
Merle is survived by his brother, Bennet of Story City; 23 nieces and nephews and two sisters-in-law, Arlyce and Norma Schutt.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Phyllis; three sisters, Ethel (Burnett) Omvig, Vernal Frette and Charlotte (Floyd) Friest and four brothers, Otis (Elena) Frette, Arnold (Bernice) Frette, LaVerne (Mary Frette) and Ardis Frette.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church Library.
Condolences and photos may be shared at www.soderstrumadams.com
Published by Story City Herald from Jan. 25 to Feb. 3, 2021.