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Merwin Jack McCarthy

August 28, 1932 — February 8, 2021

Merwin Jack McCarthy

Sheldon, Iowa

Merwin Jack McCarthy, age 88, of Sheldon, Iowa passed away on Monday, February 8, 2021 at his home in Sheldon, Iowa. His service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, February 12, 2021 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sheldon with Rev. Dan Baker ~ officiating.
Burial will be at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Sheldon, with Military graveside service by McGlothern-Cowie Post of the American Legion of Sheldon.
Visitation with family present will be from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. on Friday, February 12, 2021 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sheldon

The Service will be Live Streamed on St. Paul Lutheran Church of Sheldon Web Page

Arrangements are under the care of the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home – Sheldon.
Online condolences may be made to the Family at www.vanderploegfunerals.com

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MERWIN JACK McCARTHY

BORN
August 28, 1932
Melvin, Iowa
PASSED AWAY
February 8, 2021
Sheldon, Iowa

FUNERAL SERVICE
11:00 A.M. Friday, February 12, 2021
St. Paul Lutheran Church; Sheldon, Iowa
Rev. Daniel Baker ~ Officiating

MUSIC
C.D. “Wind Beneath My Wings”
CONGREGATIONAL HYMNS
“Amazing Grace”
“In The Garden”
Pianist: Arlyce Oosterhuis

CASKET BEARERS
Barry Staples Steve Vogelaar
Danny Hall Doug Martin
Kendall Clemons Larry Hulstein

FINAL RESTING PLACE
St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery ~ Sheldon, Iowa

Military graveside service by McGlothern-Cowie Post of the American Legion of Sheldon

Arrangements under the care of the
Vander Ploeg Funeral Home; Sheldon, Iowa

MERWIN JACK McCARTHY
Merwin Jack McCarthy the son of Lloyd and Louise (Grewe) McCarthy was born August 28, 1932 in Melvin, Iowa. He moved with his parents to Sheldon, Iowa where he received his education. On July 16, 1951 he was united in marriage to Evelyn Huck at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sheldon. After their marriage Jack enlisted in the United States Air Force on November 2, 1952 and serving his country until being discharged on May 31, 1973. He reached the rank of Master Sgt. and had served a tour in the Vietnam War. During Jack’s service the couple lived in various cities where they started their family. After his discharge, the couple settled in Sioux City where Jack was employed in the Computer Department of the Security National Bank and the Toy National Bank. The couple returned to make their home in Sheldon and Jack worked at Don’s Sheet Metal, Joyce’s Food Store and before his retirement was a driver for Rides. He passed away at his home in Sheldon on Monday February 8, 2021 reaching the age of 88 years 5 months and 10 days.
He was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sheldon and FOE #297 Eagles Club of Sheldon.
Jack leaves to cherish his wife of over 69 years, Evelyn McCarthy of Sheldon, Iowa; children Terry and his wife, Debra McCarthy of Council Bluffs, Iowa; Cindy and her husband, Bob Bobier of South Sioux City, Nebraska; and Wayne and his wife, Diane McCarthy of Goodyear, Arizona; and Leon Hulstein of Melvin, Iowa; also 6 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and also many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Louise McCarthy, brothers, Lloyd Jr. and David McCarthy, sisters, Audrey Schnieder, Gilda DeWaay, Shirley VerHoef and Marilyn Botello.
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