Merle Heupel

Merle Heupel
Date of Birth: September 15, 1939
Died on: April 22, 2019

Merle Heupel, 79, of Aberdeen, SD, died Monday, April 22, at Avera St. Luke’s Hospital, Aberdeen.

Merle Jerald Heupel was born on September 15, 1939, to Edwin and Emma (Bender) Heupel in Leola, SD. He grew up and attended school in Leola.

On February 7, 1959, Merle was united in marriage to Darlene Kolb in Leola. They made their home in Aberdeen, and Merle started work as a custodian at Northern State University. After retiring, Merle and Darlene continued to make Aberdeen their home.

Merle always provided for his family and put them first. He loved animals, especially his dogs: Toby, Gunner and Cody.

Grateful for having shared Merle’s life are his wife, Darlene; his daughter: Laurie Heupel (Andrew Kling); and two siblings Larry (Lynn) Heupel and Reno (Tillie) Heupel.

Preceding Merle in death are his parents.


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