Merlin A. Ideker, 88, of Le Mars passed away Tuesday October 12, 2010 following a two-year battle with cancer. Funeral Services will be Saturday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Hinton, with Reverend Steven Stoll officiating. Burial will be in the Church cemetery. Visitation will begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Hinton, where there will be a Prayer service at 7:00 p.m Arrangements are with the Carlsen-Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.