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Merton Clifford Morreim

March 12, 1928 ~ January 31, 2018 (age 89)

Funeral services for Merton C. Morreim, age 89, of Albert Lea, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, February 5, 2018 at First Lutheran Church.  Rev. John Holt will officiate. Military Honors will be accorded by local servicemen’s organizations. Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 2:00-4:00 p.m., Sunday, February 4 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Online condolences are welcome at

Merton died Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Good Samaritan Society in Albert Lea.

Merton Clifford Morreim was born March 12, 1928, the son of Otto and Nina (Bickford) Morreim.  Born and raised in Albert Lea, Merton attended Albert Lea High School.  He enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean Conflict.  After his discharge, he returned to Albert Lea and worked at Wilson’s until his retirement.  Merton was a member at First Lutheran Church and a Life Member of the NRA.  He loved working on cars, bowling, and spending time outdoors.  Merton enjoyed spending his mornings and afternoons having coffee with his friends.  He especially loved his family and made it to everyone’s events.

Merton is survived by nephew and nieces, Larry Hensche, Paul (Beatrice) Hensche, Susan (Paul) Kleinschrodt, Phillip (Cathy) Hensche, Timothy (Jana) Hensche, Lynda Baseman, Rebecca (Dennis) Boone, Theresa (Loren) Kaiser, Norma (Jay) Corbin, Michael (Cheryl) Morreim, Leslie (Joyce) Morreim, Robert (Debbie) Morreim, Richard (Karen) Morreim; and many great-nieces and nephews.

Merton was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Marvin (Darlene) Morreim, Kenneth (Bonnie) Morreim, and Norma (Arnold) Hensche; nephew, Kenny Otto; and special cousin, Clair Dahl. Niece and nephew-in-law; Sue Hensche and Duaine Baseman

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