Memorial Service for Merlin Tangen, Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 11:00 am

Merlin I. Tangen, age 91, of Decorah, IA, passed away Saturday night, August 11, 2018 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, WI.    

Memorial Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Decorah, with Pastor Marion Pruitt-Jefferson officiating. Full Military Honors will be provided.      

Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, one hour before the service, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

Merlin is survived by his wife Bev; 3 daughters: Mary (Jon) Wendling,  Linda (Bill) Dotseth and Cheryl (Dwaine ) Lemke, all of Decorah; 5 sons: Butch (Therese) Tangen of Weston, WI, Gordon (Linda) Tangen, Marc (Dena) Tangen and Lee (Tammy) Tangen, all of Decorah, and Justin (Daisy)Tangen of Sioux City, IA; one brother, Carlton (Elaine) Tangen of Estherville, IA; one brother in-law, Gordon Anderson of Decorah; his grandchildren: John (Jess Garwich) Wendling, Jake (Mary)Wendling, Jenny (Rolf) Goulson, Jarad (Caitlyn) Dotseth, Allison (Seth Christian) Dotseth, Tamara Tangen, Troy  Tangen, Trent (Krista )Tangen,  CJ  Tangen, Cory Tangen, Jason (Laura) Lemke,  Jamie (Al) Zahasky, Kari Tangen, Ryan (Stephanie) Tangen, Mike (Jess) Tangen, Lynsey Tangen,  Bret (Ashley) Tangen and Tory Tangen; 31 great- grandchildren; 1 niece and 3 nephews.