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May 23, 2019 Merritt “Buzz” Yeggy
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1930 - 2019

Merritt “Buzz” Yeggy, 88, of Riverside, passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at his home. Funeral Mass was held Monday, May 20, 2019, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Riverside. Burial was in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery, with military rites by the Riverside V.F.W. Post 6414. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Riverside First Responders or St. Mary’s Church in memory of Merritt.

Online condolences for the family may be sent to The Sorden-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services is caring for Merritt’s arrangements and his family.

Merritt Sigmund Yeggy was born on May 22, 1930, in Washington County, Iowa, the son of Francis C. and Florence G. (Wadle) Yeggy. He was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School. Merritt served with the United State Army during the Korean War.

On Nov. 19, 1955, Merritt was united in marriage to Evelyn Robertson in Iowa City. Merritt was a lifetime farmer. He was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Riverside V.F.W. Post 6414, Lone Tree American Legion 457, Farm Bureau and Pork Producers.

He was a simple man, happy to have his farm and his family by his side, those two things made him cheerful every day. He enjoyed playing euchre with his dear friends and family, attending grandchildren’s sporting events, the antics of his great-grandchildren and a good home cooked meal.

Merritt will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 63 years: Evelyn of Riverside; his children: Larry (Cheryl) Yeggy of Riverside, Janet (Brian) Lewis of Oxford, Sharon (Steve) Rohret of Riverside, Carolyn (Jerry) Schnoebelen of Riverside and Dennis (Kelly) Yeggy of Chariton; 10 grandchildren: Michelle (Jeremy) Richardson, Rachel (Casey) Clark, Matthew (Andrea) Yeggy, Jennifer Lewis, Samantha (Nathan) Boyd, Emily Lewis, Timothy (Melanie) Rohret, Thomas (Alana) Rohret, Ryan (Kayli) Yeggy and Bret Yeggy; nine great-grandchildren: Livian, Wyatt and Emery Richardson, Violet Clark, Lane Yeggy, Brinley Boyd, Lauren Rohret, Kash and Klayton Yeggy; and sisters: Juanita Bushman of Iowa City, Bernadette (Duane) Lorack of Lone Tree, Roberta Yeggy of Lone Tree and Linda (Tom) Streb of North Liberty.

Merritt was preceded in death by his parents; grandson: Zachary; and two brothers: Eldon and Jim.

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