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Delores Mae Merrill

December 19, 1929 — January 27, 2024

Sioux City, IA

  Delores Mae Merrill, Sioux City, passed away on Saturday, January 27th at a Sioux City care facility. There will be a family prayer service at 10:30 am on Tuesday, February 13th at Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel, Fr. Tim Friedrichsen officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

  Delores was born December 19, 1929 in Sioux City, the daughter of John and Irene (Pike) Thompson.  See attended school in Sioux City.

  On October 29, 1947, Delores and William C. Merrill were united in marriage at Elk Point SD. They made their home in Sioux City, North Sioux City and Dakota Dunes.

Bill passed away on October 11, 2020.

  On Wednesday, May 29th there will be a memorial prayer service for Delores and Bill followed by a celebration of life at Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel at 11:00 am.

Delores was employed at Peoples Department Store and Rehan’s.  She was later employed at the senior meal site in Riverside and North Sioux City.  She was active at the North Sioux Senior Center and was sexton for the Mc Cook Cemetery.

  Delores was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a very creative person, loving to sew and do crafts. She was also very active in genealogy, researching the Thompson, Pike, Merrill, and Moon families.

  Left to cherish her memory are three sons Wayne (Rita) Sioux City, Roger (Yvonne) McCook Lake, SD and Dan (Lorie) Salix, IA; two daughters Kerry Welch and Kathy Smith both of Norwood, CO; 16 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren and four great, great grandchildren, two sisters Darlene Tague, and Kay Uptagrafft, a brother John (Judy) Thompson, two sisters-in-law Sandy Albeck and Shirley Merrill and numerous nephews and nieces.

  Delores was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, a son, William John Merrill; brothers-in-law, Oliver Gene Tague and Don Uptagrafft, Don (Eunice) Merrill, John Merrill, Roy Albeck; sisters in law, Violet (Milton) Steeg, Marie (Joe) Raley, two sons-in-law Randy Welch and Fred Smith, one grandson.

  The family wishes to thank Charter Northpark and Hospice of Siouxland for the care Delores received.

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel

6200 Morningside Ave, Sioux City, IA 51106

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