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Merllene (#47157899)
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Bio Photo I am an avid genealogy/history buff who was born and raised in Northwest Iowa, but now live in Northern California. I grew up in a small town where we always took shortcuts through the cemetery on the way home from school. The memorials always intrugued me, especially the older ones.

As I continue working on ALL my family histories I have found findagrave to be very helpful in locating family members. It is especially helpful to me when the obituaries are posted and I am making it my personal goal to help provide obituaries for the cemeteries I am most connected with in Iowa. If I send you an obituary transcript, please feel free to share it.

Findagrave provides a very valuable service to history and genealogy researchers. 20 years ago I walked the Dedham Cemetery in Iowa with my mom; this year I went back and discovered that many of the stones I photographed then have disappeared or are illegible. Such a shame, but time marches on. To have this information recorded on findagrave insures that those who came before us live on.

I welcome corrections/additions to memorials I have posted and will be happy to transfer those to whom I am not related to those who are direct descendents.
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Rodney Allen Rouse # 155350509, son of Linda Marie (Bendixen) Rouse ~ Johnson.
Added by Just~Us Relatives on Nov 24, 2015 2:55 PM
Mary J Nelsen
Marie T. Howick Walen obit
Hi Merllene- Are you by any chance related to this lady? Just wondered because if so we are distant cousins. Thank you so much for posting her obit!
Added by Mary J Nelsen on Nov 22, 2015 7:22 AM
Laura Aanenson
Charles Craw
Good morning Merllene,

Thank you for your suggested edit of Charles' memorial. Would you please provide the source of your information? Thank you for helping keep Find A Grave an accurate and valuable genealogical tool!

Added by Laura Aanenson on Nov 09, 2015 5:17 AM
Eileen Bridges
Rankin obits
Thank you for the Rankin obits. I appreciate it.
Added by Eileen Bridges on Nov 08, 2015 6:34 PM
Jon Purcell
Iowa State Armed Forces Grave Registration
My name is Jon Purcell. I am indexing Iowa State Armed Forces Grave Registrations. I uploaded a record to Find-A-Grave for Ernest F. Thompson (78760046). I hope the information is useful and the upload is okay.
Added by Jon Purcell on Nov 05, 2015 1:05 PM
Geo Clinton
Jasper Pugsley
Thanks for the information on Jasper. Geo
Added by Geo Clinton on Oct 01, 2015 6:37 AM
Geo Clinton
Arvilla Pugsley
Thanks for the obituary. I added it to her memorial. Geo
Added by Geo Clinton on Sep 30, 2015 9:02 PM
Harry Wallace Pope

Thank you for the info. I've updated the memorial.
Added by apbr on Sep 26, 2015 7:51 PM
Harry Wallace Pope
Added by apbr on Sep 26, 2015 7:50 PM
Geo Clinton
Leonard Phillips
Thanks so much for another obituary! Geo
Added by Geo Clinton on Sep 23, 2015 8:36 AM
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