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Merle Mehus

Merle Mehus, 91, of Hatton, ND passed away Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Hatton Prairie Village in Hatton. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Bang Lutheran Church, rural Portland, ND. A visitation will be held Friday, June 30, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service at Hatton Prairie Village in Hatton.

Merle Holmen was born December 4, 1925 at Beaver Creek Township to Clifford and Julia (Bjerke) Holmen. She attended Beaver Creek Township Elementary School and graduated from Hatton High School in 1943. After graduating, Merle moved to Fargo and worked as a waitress. When she moved back to Hatton, she continued working as a waitress in Hatton and Sharon. On February 15, 1947, Merle married Raymo Lloyd Mehus at the Northwood Parsonage.
Raymo and Merle raised their 8 children in Golden Lake Township. Merle enjoyed traveling with family and friends. She traveled to Norway, Hawaii and Washington D.C. She also enjoyed the many years following her children and grandchildren in their sporting events. Merle loved reading, playing bingo, and attending bible study.

Survivors include her children: Marjory (Kent) Hochgraber, Fargo, ND; Maxine Mehus, Finley, ND; Myrna Mehus, Hartford, CT; Marsha Hopkins, Las Vegas, NV; Ronald (Mary) Mehus, Waconia, MN; Ramona (Bob) Asmus, Hudson, WI; Randy (Christy) Mehus, West Fargo, ND; daughter-in-law, Lori Mehus, Finley, ND; grandchildren: Scott Mehus, Ryan Mehus, Kyle Mehus, John Asmus, Jill Hochgraber, Jessica Hochgraber, Erika Hochgraber, Sara Asmus, Danielle (Seth) Kelly, Melanie Mehus, Jana Mehus, Beth Mehus, Kymberly Mehus and Kristina Mehus.

Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, Raymo Mehus; son, Robert Mehus; brothers: Orville Holmen, Tennes Holmen, Norris Holmen; sisters: Jeanette Foss and Eleanore Vigen.
The family would like to thank the staff at Hatton Prairie Village for the care they have given to Merle while she was a resident.


Friday, June 30, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Hatton Prairie Village Chapel
950 Dakota Ave
Hatton, North Dakota 58240

Prayer Service

Friday, June 30, 2017
7:00 PM

Hatton Prairie Village Chapel
950 Dakota Ave
Hatton, North Dakota 58240

Funeral Service

Saturday, July 01, 2017
10:30 AM

Bang Lutheran Church
4 miles west/north of Portland continuing 6 additional miles west on Hwy. 200 and then south 1 mile.
Portland, ND 58274

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My sympathies to all of Merle's family in this time of your great sorrow. Merle was my Aunt.

Eloise F Holdahl Jun 27 2017 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss hugs to all

LaNette Mehus Jun 27 2017 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers go out to the whole family.

Vicki Sund Jun 26 2017 12:00 AM

Sympathies to the family. Merle was a wonderful lady.

Julie Mehus Jun 26 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss sending prayers to all.

Penny Sorteberg Hanson Jun 26 2017 12:00 AM

The angels have taken my Grandma home and she has NO more pain. I will always LOVE you!!!

Jessica Hochgraber Jun 26 2017 12:00 AM

Merle was a great lady she always helped out when she could at the nursing home in Hatton volunteering to ride the bus for shopping events helping out with our County Fair and other events when I was activity director there. She always bragged about her grandchildren and since my nephew was in Finley Sharon Sports at the same time I would see her at the games....she always had a smile a good sense of humor and time to chat!! she will always be finally remembered by me.... sympathies to you

Jeanne Cordahl Jun 26 2017 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss. Remember well all the visits we made to the farm for visits.

Beulah Hicks Jun 26 2017 12:00 AM

Sending our love and prayers to you. Rest In Peace, Merle. Love, Eric, Sarah, Olivia, and Eli Eylands

Sarah (Holmen) Eylands Jun 26 2017 12:00 AM