Merlin C. Nundahl, Beloit, WI (1932 - 2009)
September 12, 1932 - July 21, 2009
Merlin C. Nundahl, 76, of Beloit, WI, died Tuesday, July 21, 2009, in Mercy Hospital, Janesville, WI. He was born Sept. 12, 1932, in Vernon County, a son of Carl and Mearl Crook Nundahl. Merlin was a 1950 graduate of Viroqua High School and a 1954 graduate of the University of La Crosse receiving his bachelor’s degree in education. Merlin also received his masters in education from Rockford College. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Merlin was employed as an elementary teacher and, then, became the principal for Burdge and Morgan Elementary Schools, retiring in 1989. He also worked for Beloit College for 6 years in the education department as a field director. Merlin was a member of the YMCA board, Kiwanis Club, Historical Society and Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, where he taught Sunday school and helped out with the breakfast program. He started a center for children to be tutored and spent 4 summers building Camden playground in Janesville, WI. Merlin’s family was a big part of his life and they were all very important to him, as were his two cats, Ginger and Kitty.
Survivors include his brother and sisters: Donald (Janus) Nundahl of Richland Center, WI, Marlene Carrel of Janesville, Martha (Melvin) Brewer of Janesville, Norma Pierce of Onalaska, WI, and Judy Collins of Richland Center; a sister-in-law, Connie Nundahl; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Merlin will be sadly missed by his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers: Selmer, Kenneth and Ivan; one sister, Eileen Mikkelson; brothers-in-law, Lawrenze Mikkelson, Gene Collins, Jim DeLap; and sister-in-law, Geneva Nundahl.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 27, 2009, in OUR SAVIOR’S LUTHERAN CHURCH, 749 Bluff Street, Beloit, WI, with Reverend Jennifer Jelinek officiating. Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. Sunday at the DALEY MURPHY WISCH & ASSOCIATES FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM, 2355 Cranston Road, Beloit, WI. Funeral services will also be held on Tuesday, July 28, 2009, at 1 p.m. in KICKAPOO UNITED LUTHERAN CHURCH, Soldiers Grove, WI, with Pastor Grant VanLishout officiating. Visitation will be from 12 p.m. until the time of service Tuesday at the CHURCH. Burial will be in Kicka-poo United Lutheran Church Cemetery with Military Honors. VOSSETEIG-LARSON FUNERAL HOME assisted the family with arrangements in Viroqua, WI. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.daleymurphywisch.com.