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Merriam Packer Wycoff

Merriam Packer Wycoff, age 85, of San Bruno, Calif., formerly of Lester Prairie, died Friday, June 15, 2007 at her home.

A 1939 graduate of Lester Prairie High School, Merriam continued her education, graduating from Asbury School of Nursing.

She served in the Army Nurse Corp during World War II in England.

An amazing mother, grandmother, sister, friend, and nurse, Merriam’s genuine caring spirit and wonderful sense of humor touched many lives.

She is survived by her twin sister, Marjorie Noren of Minneapols; sisters Conni Hines of St. Paul, and Helen Popp of Hutchinson; and five daughters and their families in San Francisco, Calif.

Merriam was preceded in death by her father, North Packer; mother, Esther Schoeppler Packer Rattenstetter; stepfather George Rattenstetter; husband Orville M. Wycoff; brother Wayne Packer; and five half brothers and sisters, Rell, Violet, Lois, Ethan, and Minerva.

A memorial service took place Friday, June 22 at 5:30 p.m. at Bethany Presbyterian Church in San Bruno, Calif. with the Rev. John Lee officiating. Interment was in California.

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