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Merlin Leroy Guy

May 2, 1939 — March 8, 2021

Merlin Leroy Guy, the son of Glen and Iva (Miller) Guy, was born May 2, 1939, at the Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic, Iowa and died March 8, 2021, at the Audubon County Memorial Hospital in Audubon, Iowa at the age of 81 years, 10 months, and 6 days.

Merlin was baptized at the First Baptist Church in Elk Horn, Iowa. He attended country school in Greeley Township and later the Elk Horn Community Schools and the Exira Community Schools graduating with the Exira High School Class of 1957.

On August 26, 1960, he was united in marriage to Betty Feddersen at the Zion Lutheran Church in Denison, Iowa. They were blessed with two sons, Bryan and Gary. Merlin worked various jobs prior to going to work for the State of Iowa Department of Transportation maintenance shop in Hamlin, Iowa. He was a friend of the community maintaining the highways in and around Audubon County. After retiring from the DOT after over 35 years of service, Merlin worked part time for the Egyptian Vault Company in Lake View, Iowa where he helped deliver and set vaults until his health concerns prevented him from his work.

Merlin accepted Christ as his personal Savior at an early age. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, demonstrating a great example of hard work and faithfulness. Merlin was a longtime faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Brayton where he served as a trustee, usher and groundskeeper for many years. He loved to serve the Lord and was a friend to many as he enjoyed visiting with all that he met.

Preceding him in death were his parents and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Meinhard and Henny Feddersen.

Survivors include his loving wife, Betty Guy of Audubon, Iowa; his sons, Bryan and wife Linda Guy of Atlantic, Iowa and their children, Jill and husband David Niklasen and their children Zade, Aspen and Tate of Walnut, Iowa and Alan and wife Meagan Linden and their son Hawk of Joplin, Missouri; Gary and wife Dawn Guy and their sons, Brett, Trent and Logan of Ankeny, Iowa; many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 10:30 A.M. at the First Baptist Church in Brayton, Iowa with Pastor Joshua Farrell officiating. Interment will be in the Pleasant Hill Bowman Chapel Cemetery in rural Guthrie County, Iowa at 1:30 P.M. The family will greet friends on Friday, March 12, 2021 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Kessler Funeral Home in Audubon. Casket bearers will be Brett Guy, Trent Guy, Logan Guy, David Niklasen, Alan Linden, and John Nissen.

Merlin’s funeral service will be livestreamed on KESSLER FUNERAL HOMES INC. Facebook page. To get there, log into your Facebook account (you will need one to view the service), search for and navigate to the KESSLER FUNERAL HOMES INC. Facebook page, and at the time the service goes live, it will populate in the timeline. You may also scroll to the bottom of our homepage at page and click the Facebook logo to be taken directly to our page. If you experience difficulties viewing the broadcast at the time of the service, the recording will remain on our Facebook page for additional viewing opportunities.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, March 12, 2021

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Kessler Funeral Homes, Inc. - Audubon

515 South Division Street, Audubon, IA 50025

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Saturday, March 13, 2021

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

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Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Bowman Chapel

, Guthrie Center, IA 50115

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