Donald Raymond Mergner
Donald Raymond Mergner
  • June 16, 1937 - October 20, 2017
  • Mesa, Arizona

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Donald Mergner, 80 of Arthur, North Dakota passed away on October 20, 2017 at Mayfair Gardens in Mesa, Arizona.

Don and his twin brother Duane were born June 16, 1937 in Hunter, North Dakota to Ed and Myrtle Mergner.

Don went to Tonn Country School until the schools' closure and then transferred to Arthur. Don attended Wapeton College and graduated with a mechanical degree.

Don and Duane started farming with their Dad before they entered into High School.

He was drafted into the Army. When returning home, he received his pilot's license. Along with farming, Don became a crop duster.

Don married Marge Iwen-Hoeft on February 2, 1990 at St. Leo's Catholic Church in Casselton.

Don and Marge moved into Don's grandparents homestead. They spent winters in Mesa, Arizona and travelled back and forth from Mesa to farm Country.

In 2015 Don's Alzheimer's made it impossible to travel.

Don is survived by this wife Marge, 2 stepsons Kris Hoeft (Kathy), Kevin Hoeft (Katrina), Grandchildren
Josah and Susanna Hoeft, three sisters Elaine Hansen, Fargo N.D., Lucille Matthey, Sergeant Bluffs, IA., and Marian Watson, Chandler, AZ. And many nieces and nephews.

Don was preceded in death by, his parents Ed and Myrtle Mergner, his twin brother Duane, and sister Lois Meyers.