Merle and Leona Flint

RINGSTED, Iowa – Funeral services for Merle G. Flint, 93, and Leona E. Flint, 92, both of Ringsted, will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel, Estherville. Interment with military graveside rites will be in Ringsted Memorial Cemetery, Ringsted.

Leona died Monday, April 22, 2013, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont. Merle died Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Valley Vue Care Center in Armstrong. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. today at Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel, Estherville.

Merle Glen Flint was born Jan. 9, 1920, in Ringsted, Iowa, son of Nels and Martha (Pedersen) Flint. On Oct. 15, 1941, Merle enlisted in the U.S. Army and served during World War II. He was honorably discharged as a staff sergeant.

Leona Elnora Oleson was born Sept. 1, 1920, in Armstrong, Iowa, daughter of Martin and Esther (Mitchell) Oleson.

Survivors include: daughters, Nancy Flint of Estherville, Connie Richard of Leon, Iowa, and Becky Bortvit of Branson, Mo.; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and Merle’s brother, Larry Flint.