PALMER – Merlin Hartley, 76, died at his rural Palmer home on Sat. Sept. 20, 2013. Funeral services will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Palmer on Sat. Apr. 27 at 10:30 a.m. with Re. Thomas Hagen officiating. There will be visitation at the church on Sat. from 9:00 until time of service. Burial will be in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery near Palmer. Larson-Weishaar Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife Eleanor; daughter Brenda (Bill) Meyer of Palmer, IA; son Rodney (Shelly) Hartley of Urbandale, IA; five grandchildren; brothers Warren (Jan) Hartley of Laurens, IA; and Roger Hartley of Dixon, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents and son Brian.