DUBUQUE — Merrill E. Conzett, 98, of Ennoble Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, formerly of 2360 Chaney Road, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, with the Rev. Steven Rosonke officiating. Entombment will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Saturday at the church. The Siegert-Casper Colonial Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 390 N Grandview Ave., is in charge of the arrangements.

Merrill was born Nov. 12, 1914, in Dubuque, the son of Walter E. and Kathyrn (Albert) Conzett. On May 4, 1939, he married Mary Neary in Waterloo.

Merrill graduated from Gates Business College, Waterloo, and Columbia University New York School of Finance.

He was employed at Rath Packing Co. and Armour Packing Co., working in sales and public relations. After retirement Merrill worked at Ertl Toy Co. in Dyersville.

Merrill was an avid golfer and a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, the American Legion, Elks Lodge 297 and Dubuque Safety Council.

Surviving are his wife of 73 years, Mary Conzett; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Alvin, Lyle, Harold, Donald and Carleton “Ky” Conzett; and four sisters, Ethelyn Walser, Aileen Butt, Maureen Griffin and Adele Heitzman.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.egelhofsiegertcasper.com

A Merrill Conzett memorial fund has been established where donations will be given to St. Anthony’s Catholic Church.

Thank you to the nurses and staff at Ennoble Manor and Hospice of Dubuque for their great care. A special thanks to Carol Heying for her care, help and guidance these past years.

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