Funeral Mass for Charlotte Ann Mergen, 105, of Whittemore, will be held on Wednesday at 12:00 PM noon at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Whittemore. Visitation will be one hour prior to the Mass at the church on Wednesday.
Charlotte Ann Mergen was born October 22, 1912, in Mallard, daughter of Charles and Mary (Schumacher) Kunz. She grew up on a farm near Mallard graduating from Mallard High School in 1930. She then attended beauty school in Des Moines. Charlotte married Henry John Harm, Jr., on May 5, 1936, at Kingsley. They lived in Pierson where she operated a beauty shop. Charlotte and Henry were parents to two sons, Ray and Gary. Henry preceded her in death in 1942.
On October 31, 1946, Charlotte married Harvey F. Mergen at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Whittemore. They made their home in Whittemore where she operated Charlotte's Beauty Shop until the age of 72. Charlotte loved being with her family especially with her grandchildren. She enjoyed playing cards, making afghans and quilts, and in later years she also enjoyed traveling. She was a member of many card clubs and was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church being active in C.D. of A. and the church guild.
Charlotte A. Mergen died Friday, March 2, 2018, at Good Samaritan Society, Algona at the age of 105. She had been a resident there since September of 2008.
She is survived by six children, Ray Harm of Columbia, CA, Gary Harm of Redwood City, CA, Ann (Mike) Woltz of West Des Moines, John Mergen of Algona, Steven (Karla) Mergen of Storm Lake, and Mary (Trevis) O'Connoll of Floyd. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and many other family members.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Henry Harm on March 8, 1942; her husband Harvey Mergen on September 17, 1968; 2 grandsons, Mickey Harm and Phil Mergen; two daughters-in-law, JoAnn Harm and Carol Harm; and six siblings, Edmund Kunz, Evelyn Leuer, Alvin Kunz, Edna Fitzpatrick, Mary McMahon, and Charles Kunz.
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