|Birth: ||Aug. 31, 1916|
|Death: ||Mar. 27, 2002|
West Des Moines
Wife of Maurice Lemuel Agan. Daughter of Frank Fredrick Ambelang and Mary Sophia Nelson
THE CHARITON LEADER
Tuesday, April 2, 2002
Merle Frankie Agan, daughter of Frank and Mary (Nelson) Ambelang, was born Aug. 31, 1916, at the family farm in Lucas County, Iowa and passed away March 27, 2002 at the Kavanaugh House in West Des Moines, at the age of 85 years.
As a child growing up, Merle attended Braden Country School and the Otterbein Church, and attended high school in Chariton.
Merle was united in marriage to Maurice Agan, Sept. 17, 1938, in Russell, Iowa by the Rev. A. E. Beals. To this union three children were born: James, Mary and William.
Merle spent many hours volunteering at the Chariton Nursing and Rehab Center, the Ministry Center and at her church.
In September 2001, Merle moved from her home to Autumn Park Apartments, where she had already made many new friends.
Merle was preceded in death by her husband Maurice, just three months ago; her parents; two sisters, Clarice and Martha; and two brothers, Nelson and Raymond.
Merle is survived by son James and wife Janice of Chariton; daughter Mary and husband Tom Milosevic of Des Moines; and son Bill and wife Barb of Ankeny. She is also survived by seven grandchildren: Jeff Agan and wife Renee; John Agan and wife Doreen; Joe Agan and wife Pamela; Jerry Agan and wife Dawn, Steve Milosevic and Kari and Brian Agan; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by one brother, Lester Ambelang of Chariton; one sister, Betty Cox of Corydon; one sister-in-law, Louise Ambelang of Chariton and many nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 29, 2002, with Pastor Gary DeGeest officiating. Interment was in the Chariton Cemetery. Serving as bearers were Brian Agan, Jerry Agan, John Agan, Jeff Agan, Joe Agan, Kari Agan and Steve Milosevic.
Obituary courtesy of Darlene Arnold
Frank Fredrick Ambelang (1878 - 1962)
Mary Sophia Nelson Ambelang (1877 - 1957)
Maurice Lemuel Agan (1907 - 2001)
Martha Marie Ambelang Smith (1906 - 1970)*
Nelson J Ambelang (1909 - 1987)*
Raymond William Ambelang (1911 - 2000)*
Merle Frankie Ambelang Agan (1916 - 2002)
Betty Lucille Ambelang Cox (1922 - 2011)*
Plot: Sec O
Maintained by: Skip
Originally Created by: Doris Christensen
Record added: Oct 01, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 77423304
Added: Mar. 19, 2015