Augusta Merry


Augusta Pauline Merry, 93, of Yankton, formerly of Vermillion, passed away on Friday, May 13, 2011 at Avera Sister James Care Center in Yankton.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 10 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Vermillion with Fr. John Fischer officiating. Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery at 2 p.m. in Pender, NE. Visitation will be held on Friday, May 20, 2011 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Kober Funeral Home, Vermillion, with a wake service to begin at 7 p.m.

Augusta was born on Sept. 13, 1917 in Barney, ND to John and Mary (Jarmer) Fink. She married George Merry on June 3, 1940 in Morton, ND. They lived in Vermillion for most of their lives. Both were very active in the Vermillion Eagles Club often traveling across the country. Augusta was inducted in the Eagles Hall of Fame for all of her service and her dedication. Augusta and George were inseparable until George passed away in 2001.

Augusta is survived by her daughters, Beverly (Bob) Jacobson, Delores (Doug) Hruby, and Carla (Mike) Feller; son, Ronald (Jackie) Merry; 14 grandchildren; and sister, Elsie Griffith.

She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary Fink; husband, George Merry; son, Gordon Merry; grandsons, Robert and Shawn; and seven brothers and sisters.

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