Myrl C. Edler, 97, of Clarence, passed away Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, at the Clarence Nursing Home. Private family services will be held at St. John's United Church of Christ in Clarence with the Rev. Matt Schneider-Adams officiating. Burial will follow at St. John's Cemetery in Clarence.
Myrl was born May 17, 1923, to Fred and Emma (Boedeker) Edler in a farmhouse southeast of Lowden, Iowa. He married Neoma Nebergall on July 18, 1946, at South Bethel Church.
Myrl served his country in the Navy Air Corps during World War II, from 1943 to 1946. He was a member of St. John's UCC and Clarence American Legion Post 286 and sang in the St. John's choir for over 35 years. Myrl was president of the church council and custodian at St. John's for six years. He was also president of the church council at the Evangelical & Reform Church in Tipton for six years.
Myrl loved golfing, bowling, playing cards, was an avid reader and a big Iowa Hawkeye fan. He farmed in Cedar County until he was 72 and continued working around the farm until his health no longer allowed him to. Myrl was also very particular about his lawn!
He is survived by his wife, Neoma; children, Myrl Ann Kern (husband Bruce), Mark Edler (wife Barbara), Marcy Tate (husband Bill), Marlece Edler-Coussens (husband David Coussens) and Richard Edler (wife Renae); 14 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
Myrl was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, two brothers and two grandchildren.
Chapman Funeral Home has Myrl's family in their care. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.chapmanfh.com.
Memorials may be sent to Rich at 1412 165th St., Clarence, IA 52216.