Mervin Henricksen - July 12, 2013

Mervin Henricksen, 91, of Exeter, died Friday, July 12, 2013, at Exeter Care Center.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 18, at the St. Stephens Catholic Church in Exeter, with Rosary starting at 10 a.m. Burial will be at the Zastrow Cemetery in Cordova.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Farmer & Son Funeral Home in Exeter. Family will greet from 5 to 7 p.m.
Mervin Henricksen was born to Levi L. Henricksen and Carrie Johnson Henricksen on Nov. 29, 1921 at rural Cordova.
On Nov. 29, 1952 he married Lucille Polacek in Lincoln.
Mervin attended rural country school near Cordova through 8th grade. He was drafted into the U.S. Army on Oct. 2, 1942 at Fort Crook. Basic training took place at Camp White in Oregon with the 91st Infantry, he was a member of the 916th field artillery. After basic training he went to cook and bakers school, he became an Army cook and spent 1-1/2 years in Oregon. He then left for Hampton Roads, Va. for overseas by convey to Oran Africa. He served at Naples Italy as a Mess Sargent. Mervin was involved in the battles of Rome Arno, North Apennines, and Po Valley. After 1-1/2 years of service overseas he was discharged on Nov. 4, 1945. After the service he came home and farmed until he retired.
In December of 2006 Mervin and Lucille moved to York. He spent the past five years at the Exeter Care Center in Exeter.
Mervin was baptized and confirmed at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Cordova. Later he joined the St. Stephens Catholic Church in Exeter. He was a member of the American Legion Post 359 of Cordova, where he was a member for 67 years. Mervin enjoyed cooking, gardening visiting with people and attending his granddaughters activities.
Survivors include daughter Sharon Henricksen of Lincoln, and daughter and son-in-law Susan and Craig Dallegge of Hampton; two granddaughters, Laura Dallegge of Lincoln and Kara and Matt Adams of North Platte; Aunt Doris Henrickson of York and sister-in-law Sophie Steager of David City, nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife Lucille and his parents.
Memorials are suggested to the American Legion Post 359 of Cordova.

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