Mervin L. Gregerson

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Mervin Gregerson, 97, of Oelwein, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022, at MercyOne Medical Center in Waterloo. Visitation and funeral services were Nov. 1, at the Geilenfeld-Buehner Funeral Home in Oelwein, with Rev. John Kerr officiating.  Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery at Volga. A memorial fund has been established at


Mervin L. Gregerson was born in Volga on Dec. 26, 1924, to parents Melvin and Winifred “Fern” (Ensign) Gregerson. He graduated from Elkader High School. On Jan. 16, 1952, he was united in marriage with Lois Weyant in West Union. Mervin was a farmer, as well as a long-time truck driver.


Mervin loved his family and enjoyed sharing the family history, pictures and stories of his younger years with family and friends. He was a hard worker who loved farming, and was passionate about growing crops and raising cattle.  


Mervin enjoyed collecting John Deere tractors, going to Antique Acres, auctions, museums, dancing and reading. The past several years he enjoyed his trips to South Dakota to visit his son, Greg, and his family. He wanted to make one more trip to visit them, which he was able to do earlier this month.


Left to celebrate Mervin’s life are his wife Lois; his children Lyle (Pat) Gregerson of Elkader, Karen (Alan) Spragg of Oelwein, Janise Meggers of Elkader and Greg (Leanne) Gregerson of Rapid City, S.D.; 16 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; his brothers-in-law Whitey Weyant of Center Point and Vernie Larson of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; his sisters-in-law Pat Hanson of Oelwein, Shirley Weyant of Ames and Phyllis Engler of Mason City.


He was preceded in death by his parents; his parents in-law George and Lulu Weyant; his brother Merle (Agnes) Gregerson; his grandchildren Melissa Cook, Dakota and Seth Gregerson; his brothers and sisters-in-law John (Luella) Pattison, Don Weyant, Louie Pfiester, Charles Hanson, Mary Weyant, Eula Larson, Marlin (Vickie) Weyant and Duane Engler.

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