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Emma Ida Marie Mero

Emma Ida Marie Mero, 87, of Marysville Township, Wright County died Monday, May 30, 2005 at her residence.

She was born Nov. 15, 1917 in Brooks, Minn., the daughter of Carl and Freida Erdman Carstensen.

Emma was baptized Dec. 16, 1917 in Brooks. She was also instructed in the Lutheran catechism and confirmed in the Christian faith at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Buffalo Aug. 2, 1931.

Emma’s parents moved when she was an infant to a farm south of Montrose. Eventually, the Carstensen famiy would reside on a farm near Dean Lake.

Emma and DeVillo Orville Mero were joined in holy marriage June 20, 1936 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Crawford Lake. God blessed their marriage with three children.

She was formerly employed at Der Geartner’s Greenhouse.

Emma was a 4-H leader for 14 years for the Hillsliders Club and a treasurer of rural School District 25.

She enjoyed the Jolly 17ners Pen Pals, flowers, gardening, crafts, taking rides, and reading.

Emma belonged to St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Buffalo.

Survived by a daughter, JoAnn (Donald) Fadden of Buffalo; a son, Wayne (Janice) Mero of Milaca; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Lillian Carstensen of Buffalo; many other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her husband “De” Mero; parents, Carl and Freida Carstensen; a grandson, Shawn Mero; a son, Norman Mero; and a foster son, Ralph DuCharme.

Funeral services for Emma Mero were Friday, June 3 at 10:30 am. at the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. The Rev. James Disney officiated and interment followed at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Crawford Lake.

Friends called Thrusday, June 2 from 5-8 p.m. at the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. A prayer srevice was at 7:30 p.m.

Marlene Mohwinkel was the organist and Rolf Mohwinkel sang “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” and “The Old Rugged Cross.”

Personal reflections were given by granddaughter, LeeAnn Goerss.

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