Merle Edwin Rittgers, 86

Merle E. Rittgers, 86, of Lincoln, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, at the Oakview Nursing Home in Conrad, Iowa. A visitation for Merle will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 20, 2018, at the First Presbyterian Church in Reinbeck, Iowa. A funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Monday at the church. Burial will follow at the Maple Hill Cemetery near Gladbrook.

French-Hand Funeral Home in Reinbeck is caring for Merle and his family. Online messages of condolence may be made to the Rittgers family at