Merle Chesmore
  • Born on: May 24, 1942
  • Departed on: February 14, 2019
  • Resided in: Quasqueton, IA

Merle Chesmore

Merle “Butch” Chesmore, 76, of Quasqueton, passed away on February 14, 2019 at Buchanan County Health Center surrounded by his loving family.  A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 11 AM to 3:30 PM at the Quasqueton American Legion Hall, Post 434.  An inurnment will be held at a later date.
Merle was born on May 24, 1942 to Roy and Mabel (Hocken) Chesmore in Quasqueton, Iowa.  After graduating from East Buchanan High School, Butch enlisted in the US Army and did a tour in Vietnam.  He was united in marriage to Carolyn Kress on August 18, 1967 in Quasqueton.  He worked as a supervisor with Linn County DHIA for 30 years.  Butch enjoyed woodworking, fishing, and gardening.  He will be forever remembered as a very devoted father and grandfather.
He is survived by his wife Carolyn of Quasqueton; sons, Michael (Nicole) Chesmore of Pleasant Hill and Matthew (Carrie) Chesmore of Quasqueton; grandchildren, Austin and Brooke Chesmore and Logan Saylor; 3 brothers and 1 sister.
Butch was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, and 2 brothers.
Memorial donations may be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice in Independence and Waterloo.
            A special thank you to Dr. Jasper, Dr. Zier, Lynne RN, Kortni S.W. and all the staff at Buchanan County Health Center for the care they showed Butch and his family.

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