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Nina Merle Hamrick

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Funeral services for Nina Merle Hamrick, 75, of Spencer, will be held Wednesday, Dec. 12, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. The Rev. Leroy Riemer will officiate the 1:30 p.m. service.

Visitation for Nina be held at 12 p.m., today with the family present from 6-8 p.m.

Burial will be at North Lawn Memorial Park in Spencer.

Merle passed away on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007.

Nina Merle Hamrick, the daughter of Gerald and Nina Ima (Rohm) Johnson, was born Feb.17, 1932, in Winner, South Dakota. Her childhood years were spent in Spencer where she received her education at Spencer High School, graduating in 1950. Merle married Lyle Hamrick on Aug. 24, 1964, in Sherburn, Minn. Following their marriage, they lived in Spencer, where they owned and operated the Grand Tap for several years until their retirement. She was raised as a Lutheran by faith. In 2003, Merle became a baptized member of the Bethel Lutheran Church of Sutherland. She was a longtime member of the Eagle's Club in Spencer.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lyle; six sisters; and three brothers.

Merle is survived by her stepson, Lyle Hamrick, Jr. and his wife, Cheryl of Omaha, Neb.; three stepgrandchildren: Lyle III, Kayla and Amber; one sister, Ruth Chase of Creston; and one brother, Jack Johnson of Everly.

Warner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.