Merlin “Mert” Nixon

Merlin  “Mert” Nixon

Mert Nixon, 80, of David City, died Saturday, November 27, 2021, at the Butler County Healthcare Center in David City.

Funeral Service will be live streamed on Kracl Funeral Chapel Facebook page

Funeral Service Wednesday, December 1, 2021  11:00 A.M.

Kracl Funeral Chapel, David City   Rev. Charity Potter, Officiating

Visitation Tuesday 4-7 P.M. and Wednesday 10-11:00 A.M.

All at the Kracl Funeral Chapel in David City

Lunch following at the David City Auditorium

Committal at a later date

Memorials in care of the family for future designation

Merlin Nixon was born in Pender, Nebraska on February 3, 1941, to Ivan and Wilma (Schnier) Nixon.  After graduating from High School he attended Auctioneer School in Mason City, Iowa. He received multiple distinctions.  Mert , along with his brothers and brother-in-law, helped his dad start "Nixon Auctioneers".  He later received his Real Estate license and began Nixon Land and Auction Company.  On August 18, 1961, he married Marlene Schroeder at Salem Lutheran Church in Wakefield.  They lived in Wakefield, Pender, Thurston, Minnesota and moved to David City nine years ago.  He had a love for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren that was like no other.  They were his life along with extended family and friends.  Mert was also an avid sports fan, especially the Huskers.  He and Marlene rarely missed their grandchildren's sporting events.  He had a sense of humor and orneriness that will be sorely missed.  His faith was very important, he served on church councils at St. Mark's in Pender, Salem Lutheran in Wakefield and also was a Board Member of the Wakefield Healthcare Center.

Mert is survived by son Vaughn Nixon of Wakefield, daughters; Marci (Mark ) Starzl of Papillion, Amy (Jerry) Abel of David City, grandchildren; Elijah Starzl, Tayler (Mark) Sloup, Shay (Keaton) Prochaska, Allie Starzl and Chad, Chaquoya Givens, Kordell Abel, Jacob and Aubrei Nixon, great-grandchildren; Grady Starzl, Dawsyn, Addisyn and Sawyer Sloup, Greyson, Liv and Finn Prochaska, Jace Greene and Logan Anderson.  Sister Jan (Clay) Stalling of Vermillion, South Dakota and brother Lonnie (Marcia) Nixon of Laurel.  Sisters-in-law Cindy (Lynn) Sellers of Inman, NE, Terri (Pat) Starzl of Chandler, AZ, Marlys Nixon of Wakefield.  Brother-in-law Bob (Carole) Schroeder, Mesa, AZ.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Marlene in 2017, grandson, Ethan Nixon and brothers; Eldy and Willie Nixon