Merlyn Monson, age 88, of Hutchinson, Minnesota passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at 11:00 A.M. at Faith Lutheran Church in Hutchinson, with interment at the Scandia Grove Lutheran Cemetery, rural St. Peter, Nicollet County.
Visitation will be held Monday, April 17, 2017, from 5:00-8:00 P.M. and Tuesday, April 18, 2017, from 8:00-9:00 A.M. at the Dobratz-Hantge Chapel in Hutchinson and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.
Merlyn James Monson was born on July 22, 1928, at his family’s home in New Sweden Township, Nicollet County, Minnesota. He was the son of Arnold and Florence (Lewellen) Monson. He was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth in 1941 at the Lafayette Church in Lafayette, Minnesota. Merlyn received his early education at country school in Lafayette, and was a graduate of the St. Peter Elementary School 8th Grade Class of 1943.
On August 9, 1947, Merlyn was united in marriage to Donna Larson on the Family Farm near Bernadotte, Minnesota. This marriage was blessed with six children. Merlyn and Donna farmed in Sibley County, Minnesota, until 1970, when they moved to a hobby farm in rural Hutchinson, Minnesota and raised Quarter Horses.
Merlyn was a lifelong farmer. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Hutchinson, and was also a member of the American Quarter Horse Association since 1964.
Merlyn’s passion was raising horses. He enjoyed horse shows and camping in the travel trailer. In his later years Merlyn enjoyed the company of his coffee group. He cherished the time he spent with his boys and their families.
Merlyn passed away on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the age of 88 years.
He will be dearly missed.
Merlyn is survived by his:
Sons, Steve Monson and his wife, Pat of Burnsville, MN,
Allen Monson and his wife, Wanda of Hutchinson, MN,
Ron Monson and his wife, Jonine of Brownton, MN;
Grandchildren, Matt Monson and his wife Tara, of Willmar, MN,
Jennifer Larson and her husband, James of Willmar, MN,
Kristy Monson of Glencoe, MN,
Jessica Monson of Glencoe, MN,
Jesse Monson of Brownton, MN,
Jay Monson and his wife, Andrea of Richville, MN;
16 Great Grandchildren;
Sisters, Fay Ulrich, Janice Kuphal and her husband, Marvin, Cecelia Eliason and her husband, Sylvan;
Sister-In-Law, Sylvia Monson;
Nieces, Nephews, many other relatives and friends.
Merlyn is preceded in death by his Parents, Arnold and Florence Monson; Wife, Donna Monson; Daughter, Wendy Monson; Sons, Randy Monson and David Monson; Granddaughter, Shari Monson; Brothers, Darroll Monson, Roland Monson; Sister, Carol Young; Brothers-In-Law and Sisters-In-Law.