Mervin J. Binnall, 66, of Fargo, North Dakota formerly of Hatton, North Dakota died Sunday, August 9th, 2009 at St. Mary's Innovis Hospital in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota of natural causes.
A Gathering of Friends will be Sunday, August 16th from 2 - 4 p.m. at the Hatton City Park. A time of prayer will be held at 3:30 p.m.
Mervin "Huck" Jack Binnall was born October 16, 1942 at West Lake City, Utah, the son of Merrill and Kobina (Cottam) Binnall. He was raised and attended school there. He then entered the U.S. Marine Corp serving a tour in Vietnam and then served a second tour with the U.S Air Force. Mervin then remained active duty Air Force living in many places though out the world. On June 27, 1970 he was united in marriage to Susan Enger at Zoar Free Lutheran Church in Hatton. In the fall of 1981 he retired with the rank of Master Sergeant. They then settled in Hatton where he worked as an over the road truck driver. He later lived in Mayville, Hillsboro and Fordville before settling in Fargo.
Mervin enjoyed fishing, model trains, brewing beer, cast iron cooking and reading. He was happiest when spending time with his children and grandchildren.
He will be dearly missed by his sons, Merrill (Melissa Carlson) of Fargo, North Dakota and Devin of Hatton, North Dakota; daughters, Jody Binnall of Devils Lake, North Dakota, Wendy (Rick) Dahlberg of Grand Forks, North Dakota and Mary Jo (Steve) Stockman of Glendale, Arizona; grandchildren, Tony, Merit and Luke Fickert and Simone and Maia Dahlberg; sisters, Carol Scott of Pocatello, Idaho and Shirley Davis of San Antonio, Texas and his faithful dog companion, Max.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Merrill, and grandson Forrest Fickert.
The Bilden Funeral Home of Hatton is assisting the family with arrangements.