Merlin Hartog, of Ogilvie, passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at his home. He was 69 years old.
GRAVESIDE SERVICE & INTERMENT will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at the Graceland Cemetery in Ogilvie with Pastor Bob DeYoung officiating. Please dress warm or bring a blanket for the outdoor temperature.
The family hopes to hold a celebration of Merlin’s life in the summer of 2021 at the First Presbyterian Church in Mora.
Merlin Jay Hartog, of Ogilvie, passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at his home. He was 69 years old.
Merlin was born on August 13, 1951 in Braham, Minnesota to parents Frank Jr and Winnifred (Oordt) Hartog. The youngest of 3 brothers, he attended Ogilvie High School, graduating in 1971.
Merlin farmed with his family and was a seed salesman for Jung’s Seed for a number of years. He enjoyed mowing the lawn, taking care of the gardens, and 4-wheeling.
Merlin had a strong faith and grew up in the Christian Reform Church in Ogilvie but was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Mora in recent years. He had a great love of music and enjoyed listening to gospel hymns on the radio and television. He will be dearly missed.
Merlin is preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his brothers, Wilson Hartog and Frank III “Fred” (Yuanita) Hartog; nephew Daniel (Shari) Hartog; great nieces, Emily and Abby; many cousins, other relatives and friends.