Merlyn S. Nagel, 81, of Vancouver, Wash., formerly of Sioux City, died Saturday, April 10, 2004, at Vancouver following a long illness.
Services will be Friday, April 16, in Vancouver. The body was donated for research.
Merlyn Nagel was born Nov. 21, 1922 in Sioux City, the son of Albert and Geseina (Goldie) Nagel. He attended East High School. He served as a paratrooper in the 82nd Division. He worked at Charlie Miller Body Shop.
Survivors include his wife, Meta; two sons, Paul and his wife, Jeannie and David and his wife, Sandy, all of Vancouver; a sister, Virginia and her husband, Donald Lawrenson of Sioux City; a brother, Dwight Buss and his wife, Janice of Sioux City; as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his first wife, Betty.
[ The Sioux City Journal, Sioux City, IA,
13 Apr 2004, Tue, Page 19]
Merlyn enlisted in the
Army at Camp Dodge, Herrold, IA on on 14 January 1943.
On 26 Jul; 1944, Pvt Nagle
was transferred from the 82nd Airborne Division, Leicester, England
to the Medical Detachment, 508th PIR.
Pvt Nagle was listed
as being hospital in a non-battle status on 2 February 1945.
He rejoined the company on 28 February.
decorations include the Bronze Service Arrowhead device awarded for
the Holland campaign and Airborne operations and the Combat Medic
Badge which was awarded for the Rhineland (Holland) Campaign