Merlan Robert Juon, 84, of Alleman, Iowa, went home to be with Jesus, The Victor over death, on Friday, October 20, 2006 after a hard fought battle with pneumonia and infection throughout the body. Merlan was born November 11, 1921. He farmed and lived on the home place his whole life and was a member of Saylorville Baptist Church. He was a faithful and loving husband, father, grandpa, brother, uncle, friend and servant to Christ.
Merlan is survived by his wife, Ivy, of 62 years, daughter Donna Steiner, son and daughter-in-law Bob and Sally Juon of Council Bluffs, daughter and son-in-law Kristie and Brian Swanson, ten grandchildren: John Steiner (Jane), Dave Steiner, Kevin Juon (Michelle), Brandon Juon, Dawn Juon, Rebecca Rankin (Dustin), Noelle, Rachel, Abby and Faith Swanson, three great-grandchildren, Karis Rankin, Bryce and Grant Juon.
Funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 24 at Saylorville Baptist Church – 6429 NW 6th Drive – Saylor Twp. Visitation will be Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Ankeny Funeral Home. Internment will be in Lincoln Cemetery in Alleman.